Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal attorney Brian Markovitz has made his perspective of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Epic Systems v. Lewis. known in a commentary for The Daily Record. This ruling allows employers to require workers to forgo the ability to pursue class actions by including class waivers in arbitration agreements that they must sign as an employment condition.
“From a legal perspective, the majority’s decision is an intellectually dishonest political grab,” Markovitz shares.
Markovitz continues, “The court’s holding now makes it likely that more corporations will include these arbitration requirements as part of their conditions for employment, if they did not already do so.”
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Brian Markovitz is a principal in JGL’s Labor and Employment and Civil Litigation practice groups, and focuses on helping victims who have suffered severe injustices in the workplace. He represents individuals in complex employment litigation and appellate matters involving wrongful termination, retaliation by employers in response to reporting fraud or misconduct and discrimination on the basis on race, gender, age and sexual orientation.