September 20, 2019 / 9:50 PM / 3 months ago

IN BRIEF: House passes ban on mandatory arbitration of employment, consumer disputes

The Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would prohibit mandatory arbitration of legal claims by workers and consumers, but is not expected to gain traction among Republican leaders in the Senate.

The House voted 225-186 to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, which gained support from Democrats and advocacy groups in the wake of the #MeToo movement and after a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements.

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