Employee advocates caution that the arbitration changes are a response to pressure and could be reversed.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve proposed a major rollback of bank liquidity requirements imposed on Wall Street after the 2008 financial crisis.
A top SEC official backs mandatory arbitration for shareholders. Financial reform advocates call it a blow to corporate accountability.
Among 97 cases that reached an arbitration decision, only 17 women explicitly received an award for sexual harassment or hostile work environment.
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act threatens to undo many of the safeguards enacted by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.