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San Diego Attorney Discusses Trend of Companies Giving Up Mandatory Arbitration


In the Daily Journal article “Companies giving up mandatory arbitration in sex cases a business move, attorneys say,” Megan Walker discusses the recent trend among companies to stop mandatory arbitration practices in cases involving sexual harassment. While the consensus is that this is a perception- and business-related trend, it could cause logistical issues.

According to Megan, anytime a company decides to use arbitration agreements, it’s a business decision. She says if employers are removing this mandatory arbitration line but are otherwise keeping arbitration, “they are looking at the bigger holistic decision of what is a good business decision for them.” Megan also recommends employers look at bifurcation to maintain the integrity of their arbitration deals.

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