April 25, 2019

Supreme Court makes it harder for workers to sue bosses

The Hill - The Supreme Court on ruled on behalf of a business seeking to stop a class-action lawsuit brought forward by an employee, handing a win to companies that want to block some types of litigation.

In a 5-4 ruling divided along ideological lines, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that under the Federal Arbitration Act, an "ambiguous" arbitration agreement between an employee and their employer does not mean that that both parties agreed to any class arbitration.

However, each of the court's four liberal justices wrote their own dissenting opinions opposing the ruling, signaling a deep divide on the court when it comes to arbitration cases.

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