Arbitration agreement enforced without employee's signature

Employers that implement binding arbitration programs to resolve discrimination and other employment complaints outside the union setting often face situations in which the employee won't agree in writing to the arbitration procedure. A recent decision by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes Missouri) gives strong support to employers proceeding with such programs without the necessity of an employee's written agreement. Read further to learn how one company was able to enforce its arbitration procedure without getting the employee to sign off on it. Read More...