Political and Legislative

Democrats Push for Mandatory Arbitration Ban

Democrats in Congress introduced House and Senate bills to prohibit companies in the United States from enforcing mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust disputes. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR) of 2019 is the most recent effort to undo the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses.

Senator Richard Blumenthal said, “No longer should people be forced to suffer in silence, to endure the unfairness of this kind of rigged system, stripped of their rights and forced to go before a non usual arbiter. A lobbyist for the American Association for Justice said, “Forced arbitration has become insidious in the United States as corporations use the secretive system to silence sexual harassment survivors, take advantage of workers and consumers, and undermine public health and safety.”

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