Monday, June 15, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week, Uber suffered a setback in one of the many driver-initiated lawsuits it’s defending.  A federal judge in California ruled that the popular ride-sharing app cannot compel arbitration of claims by drivers relating to mandatory background checks.  Arbitration of employment claims, often favored by employers because it can prevent costly litigation, has been controversial for years.  In 1997, the EEOC issued a policy statement stating, “agreements that mandate binding arbitration of discrimination claims as a condition of employment are contrary to the fundamental principles” of anti-discrimination law.  Other agencies have followed suit, making arbitration a risky proposition.


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Posted by  Kate Bischoff