almost every company makes you sign a mandatory arbitration agreement, they exist to protect the company from being sued by its employees. it pretty much means you are giving up all your legal rights with regards to the company.
in the case of this amendment a female employee was raped, and then imprisoned by her employer, and then could not sue. its a very communist practice, where the workers have no rights, thus i agree that those companies should not be awarded tax payer money.
Which shows how little you know on the subject. Arbitration is a form of ADR (alternative dispute resolution). It has nothing to do with signing your rights over. The arbitrator is an independent entity that exists to bring two parties to a decision, generally one hell of a lot cheaper and faster than litigation will.
The arbitrator has set rules, procedures and guidelines to follow, including ethical guidelines.
Look at credit card company statements, they use arbitration a lot more. A large amount of cases that are considered non-collective bargaining (non-union) are going before arbitrators, not just KBR or other contractors.
In the case of this employee, she can file for arbitration, go through the process, get an attorney if she wants to and proceed. Chances are, the arbitrator (who is not employed by the company) rules in her favor.
I'm not disagreeing that what happened to her is bullshit, merely point out your lack of knowledge on arbitration
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