Early this year, democratic lawmakers announced a new bill aimed at ending the practice of forced arbitration in employment contracts. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (“FAIR”) Act seeks to end the use of mandatory arbitration clauses, which are often inserted into workers’ contracts to require that they waive their right to sue their employers in a real court. With their right to sue waived, employees complaints instead are directed to a private system funded by employers where employers are seen to gain the upper hand in job-related disputes.
This Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a groundbreaking hearing in favor of employee rights entitled “Arbitration in America.”
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has released a video in support of the FAIR Act following the press conference introducing the bill.