EEOC Clarifies Stance on Arbitration Agreements – What Does This Mean for Employers?
On Dec. 17, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) withdrew its previously issued guidance expressing disapproval of the practice of requiring workers to enter into arbitration agreements to resolve discrimination claims. In an article for Law360, Mauro Ramirez describes the EEOC’s clarification as “positive news,” but he also cautions that this is likely not the last we have heard regarding this issue and employers should continue to closely monitor developments.
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