Workers won arbitration cases against employers just 1.6 % of the time

 

Source: Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

U.S. employers relied heavily on arbitration in the first months of the pandemic, pushing a record number of complaints involving discrimination, harassment, wage theft and other grievances through a closed-door system largely weighted against consumers and workers, according to a report being released this week.

Legal experts say a growing number of companies require that consumers opt-in to mandatory arbitration when signing up for routine products and services, including cable and credit cards. Such clauses also often prohibit consumers from joining class-action lawsuits.

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