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Lead Author: Lorena Gonzalez

Summary: Employers make common practice of forcing workers, as a condition of employment, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements — in effect, demanding they waive their full legal right to pursue damages in a potential dispute — to get a job. This practice is unethical and protects offending companies from being held fully accountable for causing injury — especially in cases made more visible through the #MeToo movement. AB51 ends the practice of forced arbitration and has been passed and signed into law.