The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act would ban mandatory arbitration in certain circumstances. Mandatory or forced arbitration takes away the people’s constitutional right to a jury trial. It prevents victims ability to take legal action.
Georgia Congressmen Hank Johnson is pushing for passage.
“As the gap widens between the haves and the have nots, so too does the massive power differential between soulless corporations and individuals just trying to get by. People struggling to make ends meet during a global pandemic, now more than ever, need to retain the ability to hold them accountable through our judicial system.”
Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration said in a blog post Thursday that the need to end forced arbitration has become “increasingly relevant during COVID as we watched employers and nursing homes evade accountability with forced arbitration clauses.” More than 50% of U.S. workers are subject to forced arbitration, according to the Economic Policy Institute.