Workplace discrimination claims fare poorly in arbitration, study says

Employee discrimination claims largely received worse outcomes in arbitration than other work-related disputes such as wrongful termination or breach of contract, according to new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Editor’s notes: To contact J. Ryan Lamare, call 217-244-6241; email rlamare@illinois.edu.

The paper “Resolving discrimination complaints in employment arbitration: An analysis of the experience in the securities industry” is available online.

Source: Illinois News Bureau

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Workplace discrimination claims fare poorly in arbitration, study says
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Workplace discrimination claims fare poorly in arbitration, study says
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The use of arbitration to adjudicate worker complaints – and avoid costly litigation through the slow, unwieldy public court system – has been a controversial practice since its usage began to increase in the 1990s. And according to a new paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert in workplace dispute resolution, certain types of cases fare worse than other types that are resolved through arbitration.