On Monday, hundreds of workers walked out of Riot Games over the company’s handling of two sex discrimination lawsuits. The company had these discrimination cases moved to a forced arbitration process, citing a clause in their employees’ contracts.
Forced arbitration is a practice that has become increasingly common for employers. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that employers have the right to require employees to settle collective disputes in individual arbitration. Here’s why this practice negatively impacts employees.