In a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court, a worker’s right of access to the courts has been significantly reduced. The court essentially ruled that companies may use forced arbitration clauses for worker’s disputes. This may also affect small businesses. This is a continuous trend in the Federal Courts to force employment law violations in the workplace into arbitration.
Arbitration is a process where either one or three decision makers determine the outcome of the case. There is no jury or judge.
Workers have a right of access to the courts and are in a much better position when able to file a lawsuit and have a jury of their peers make the decision as to whether or not there was a workplace violation. If you believe that you have been the victim of a workplace violation, contact Attorney Rolf Patberg at the Patberg Law Firm at (412) 232-3500 or email at Rpatberg@patberglawfirm.com.