The fight against mandatory arbitration in employee contracts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Nation: A woman says she was raped by coworkers of a company with a federal defense contract in Iraq, then imprisoned in a shipping container for three days. But her company, KBR/Halliburton, said she couldn’t press legal charges because her employment contract required anything employment-related be settled by the company’s binding arbitration. Karen Houppert reports on KBR/Halliburton’s decision to drop its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and allow Jamie Leigh Jones to proceed with her case in federal court.