Myths and Facts of Employment Arbitration

Compulsory arbitration of employment disputes has been a controversial subject for at least the past decade. A spirited debate on this subject was heard at the OCBA's Labor and Employment Section meeting on January 12, 2007, when a panel including a plaintiff's lawyer, a defense lawyer (the author), and a professional neutral addressed this topic. As employers increasingly elected to make pre-dispute arbitration agreements a condition of employment, civil rights groups, consumer advocates, and the lawyers who represent them went on an offensive to challenge arbitration as unconscionable and unfair to workers. Click the link to learn more.

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