“EEOC’s rescission of its policy against forced arbitration for bias claims is a victory for corporations looking to evade
accountability. It weakens the agency’s ability to enforce the nation’s employment civil rights laws, at a time when those
laws are more important than ever. Forced arbitration dupes workers into thinking they can’t report to the EEOC when their
employer breaks the law. Corporations know that by compelling discrimination complaints into confidential forced arbitration
they are shielding themselves from federal oversight of its employment practices. This move makes Congressional action to
ban forced arbitration even more urgent.” – American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the US Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) vote to rescind its position on forced arbitration.
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