David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Professor Stone Publishes Article in American Prospect on Status of Mandatory Arbitration

May 5, 2016 – Professor Katherine Stone has published an article in The American Prospect which explores the possibility that with a new high court majority, the era of mandatory arbitration could come to an end.  “Will Workers and Consumers Get Their Day in Court?” discusses the status of mandatory arbitration and class action waivers and the prospects for a change in the law that could effectively restore worker and consumer rights. 

“The pervasive use of mandatory arbitration by employers and retailers in their dealings with their workers and consumers is rapidly destroying innumerable rights that were legislated by Congress over more than a century,” writes Professor Stone. “Those rights include overtime pay, safe working conditions, safe products, as well as protections against employment discrimination, predatory lending, and overcharges by telecommunications and credit card companies.”  

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