Tell Congress to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

The Fight to End Forced Arbitration Revives in 2021

House Judiciary Committee seeks Google employee statement for hearing on the FAIR Act

NEW YORK, NY (Feb 11, 2021) — We, the organizers of Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration, started 2019 with a single goal: end forced arbitration for all workers. And while our own employer did end this practice for full-time employees and the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act did finally pass the House in 2019, we wouldn’t be fully satisfied until the law protected all Americans from the predatory practice of forced arbitration.

  • Second, a time frame by when a claim must be submitted
  • Third, a payment structure that often requires the worker to pay an arbitration filing fee that’s higher than the filing fee of a small claims court
  • Fourth, the state of jurisdiction, which may differ from the worker’s state
  • Fifth, a requirement that the arbiter be picked and paid for by the very company the worker is complaining against
  • Sixth, a ban on forming any kind of collective or class action lawsuit, which severely restricts workers’ ability to piece together patterns of system wrongdoing
  • And seventh, a laundry list of the types of claims that cannot be filed in court and must go through arbitration, such as any form of harassment, discrimination, wage theft, retaliation or other civil rights violations. And I’ll note that for consumer clauses, this list turns to violations of privacy, product liability, public health, data breaches, fraud, illegal trading activity, overdraft fees and more.

Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration

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