Working families across the country have won important victories on a range of workplace rights and consumer protection standards in the past five years. However, enforcement of these new standards remains a challenge.
Traditionally, workers and consumers could file lawsuits to hold lawbreakers accountable. Most of us have lost the right to go to court, now that powerful corporations are burying forced arbitration provisions deep in the fine print of contracts.
Corporations and their political allies are denying more than 60 million people – half the American workforce – their right to challenge their employer in court.
These hidden clauses strip away our rights to utilize our public justice system to sue, to participate in a class action lawsuit, or to appeal, and completely stack the deck against employees and consumers. Companies use arbitration to hide wrongdoing: women who experience sexual harassment are often forced into arbitration, which silences them from speaking out.
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