The United States Supreme Court will be ruling on a number of cases, this term, which may increase the difficulty with which workers may sue their employers over issues such as sexual harassment and pay discrimination. These cases will help determine whether workers can take employers to court or if they will be forced into arbitration.
Arbitration, Favored By Employers
Arbitration tends to be a more expedient and cost effective means of dispute resolution, for employers. It may also help to protect employers from having to go public with potentially embarrassing details regarding their business practices. With arbitration there is no public record for an individual who has had an allegation of harassment brought against them.
For more reading, view this recent CNBC news article on how the Supreme Court could make it harder for workers to sue over issues like sexual harassment and pay discrimination.
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