In Lewis v. Epic Systems, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a forced arbitration clause that prevented employees from bringing class actions to challenge certain employment practices. The forced arbitration provision would have made every employee take on the employer one-by-one outside of court.

I’m hopeful the 7th Circuit’s wonderful opinion will become the trend and not an anomaly. Here is a link to an insightful article, Court Rules Companies Cannot Impose Illegal Arbitration Clauses, by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Noam Scheiber on the opinion.