House Passes Law to Prohibit Forced Arbitration

September 23, 2019 by

Last week, the full House passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR), HR 1423, to end forced arbitration. The bill, which passed by a 225–186 vote, prohibits predispute arbitration agreements that require arbitration of future employment, consumer, antitrust or civil rights disputes, as well as allows individuals, workers and small businesses to bring joint, class or collective action in these disputes.

American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen said in a statement:  “Mandatory arbitration ‘allows large corporations to systematically evade accountability when they break the law,’” Lipsen added, “When this bill passes both houses of Congress, corporations will no longer be allowed to immunize themselves and silence employees, consumers, nursing home residents, sexual assault survivors and victims of financial fraud.”


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