Why forced arbitration policies are a huge red flag for women at work

Brianna Holt
Why forced arbitration policies are a huge red flag for women at work

Through protests and hashtags, women have recently been drawing attention to a seemingly obscure legal statue: forced arbitration. Forced arbitration, also known as mandatory arbitration, prohibits workers from suing an employer if they experience sexual harassment on the job. Arbitration policies are often tacked on to on-boarding paperwork for many different kinds of jobs—white-collar and blue-collar jobs alike, in industries from tech to law, from media to finance—but not common outside the US.