Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Possible Change on the EEOC's Position on Arbitration?


In 1997, the EEOC issued a policy statement opposing the use of predispute arbitration agrements to resolve employment disputes that fall under its jurisdiction. Largely overtaken by case law favoring such agreements, it carries little weight except perhaps in the 9th Circuit. But according to a story in the National Law Journal, there is a behind the scenes battle to change it to a more arbitration friendly policy.

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