Employees who are underpaid, harassed or discriminated against have been left to press their cases alone in arbitration.
This decision comes at a time when workers need protection more than ever. Tying this decision with the ‘At will’ provisions in the labour code, which allows employers to dismiss employees for any reason and without warning, as long as it is not illegal, makes America a slave Nation.
This decision means that employees who are robbed of their wages, harassed or discriminated against are on their own in pressing their cases in arbitration. Most who go to arbitration will face high powered, high priced lawyers, who will use tactics to turn the victim into the villain. Most workers don’t have the resources to fight this, which denies them access to justice. Shame on the Supreme Court!