Many employers have adopted the use of mandatory arbitration provisions in the relationships with their employees. And in Texas, those companies who choose to provide alternative coverage to traditional workers’ compensation insurance often adopt these arbitration provisions, requiring employees to give up their rights to trial by jury in favor of a private arbitration system.
A recent nationwide study found that over fifty percent of private sector, non-union workers are now subject to arbitration agreements, representing a two percent increase over 1992 data. The new study was released in advance of next Monday’s hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether class-action waivers in arbitration agreements violate workers’ rights under federal labor law.
If you or a loved one are facing arbitration for an on the job injury, please contact us. We are here to help. Follow this link to read more on the subject.