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Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know

Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.

Have you ever opened a credit card, bought a phone plan, rented a car, or signed an employment contract? If so, there is a good chance that you have signed a forced arbitration agreement. These agreements discourage victims from pursuing valid claims and make it harder for workers and consumers to hold big business accountable.

Carleigh Newland is a former video intern at the Center for American Progress. Kurt Mueller is a video editing contractor at the Center. Malkie Wall is a research assistant for Economic Policy at the Center. Karla Walter is the director of Employment Policy at the Center. Andy Green is the managing director of Economic Policy at the Center.

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Authors

Carleigh Newland

Kurt Mueller

Malkie Wall

Research Associate

Karla Walter

Senior Director, Employment Policy

Andy Green

Senior Fellow

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