In a series of recent arbitration suits brought before them, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled in favor of employers and businesses. While positive for these entities, a large and dark shadow now looms over employees and consumers, whose ability to speak out in the face of wrongdoing has been drastically diminished.
What is an arbitration clause and why do contracts include them?
Disputes happen. They need resolution. The litigation process is often slow, long, unpredictable, and expensive. An average civil litigation proceeding takes 2 to 5 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in time and resources. While attorneys are digging through piles of evidence, writing briefs, interviewing witnesses, and presenting the case to a judge, neither disputing party can move forward.