Lawyers are often good at finding things that should be changed in arbitration agreements. Sometimes the arbitration agreement consists of only a few sentences. An arbitration agreement may also include additional terms, for example. B an overview of the issues that are the subject of the arbitration or the manner in which the arbitration is conducted. So what do you do when you are asked to sign this arbitration agreement or if you don`t get the job? It is a difficult decision. For example, in Arnold v. Burger King, where an employee claimed she had been raped by a superior during her work, the Ohio State Court overturned a forced arbitration agreement signed by the employee. This law provides that arbitration agreements are universal and enforceable. The main exception to this provision is that the arbitration agreement is not applicable if it is contrary to general contract law – which applies to all contracts under the law of the State governing the agreement. Typically, an arbitration agreement is presented to someone at the time of hiring (either as part of a longer employment contract or as a separate document). But sometimes a company decides to ask current employees to sign an agreement. In both cases, we often ask ourselves: do I have to sign the agreement? If signing an employment contract is a condition of employment, whether you are about to join the company or be an employee, you must sign it if you want the position.
Under California law and the law of any other state, an employer may refuse (or terminate) hiring if you refuse to resolve all of your labor disputes. . . .