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A mother of five who says she was sexually harassed and assaulted while working for Halliburton/KBR in Iraq is headed for a secretive arbitration process rather than being able to present her case in open court.
Barker's attorneys had argued that Halliburton/KBR had created a "boys will be boys" atmosphere at their camps and that sort of condition is not the type of dispute that she could have expected to be within the scope of an arbitration provision.
District Judge Gray Miller, however, wrote in his order that "whether it is wise to send this type of claim to arbitration is not a question for this court to decide." Read on...
BushWorld justice at work, folks. Jamie Leigh Jones, who claims to have been gang raped by KBR employees, then held in a cargo container against her will, is still fighting for her day in court. She has testified before the House Judiciary Committee about her experiences and has started a website for other people who have been the victim of crimes while working for contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.