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Arbitration agreements and employment disputes, P.2

In our last post, we mentioned an ongoing case in which Philadelphia’s St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is seeking to compel arbitration in an employment discrimination suit brought by a former employee. As we mentioned, arbitration of labor and disputes does have certain advantages for parties to the dispute, such as saving money and keeping a dispute shielded from the public eye. Such arbitration does, however, have potential drawbacks.

Arbitration agreements and employment disputes, P.1

One of the tools employers sometimes use to manage liabilities with new hires is the arbitration agreement. These agreements typically require a new employee to waive their right to sue the employer in court over a job-related dispute, such as discrimination, breach of contract or some other such matter. Any legal claims are required to go through arbitration. For new employees, signing such an agreement might not seem like that big of a deal, but it can certainly have an impact when a dispute arises down the road.

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