Washington, D.C. — Today, Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 36 of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, which would protect workers and consumers and eliminate forced arbitration clauses that unfairly give power to corporations.
Forced arbitration clauses restrict Americans’ access to justice by stripping consumers and workers of their right to go to court when they are wronged.
Instead, consumers and workers are forced into an unfair arbitration system where corporations can write the rules; everything can be done in secret, without public rulings; discovery can be limited, making it hard for consumers to get the evidence they need to prove their case; and there’s no meaningful judicial review, so consumers and employees are often unable to appeal a decision even if the arbitrator gets it wrong.
Senators Ossoff and Rev. Warnock remain focused on ensuring the rights of Georgians are put first over powerful corporations.
A companion measure was introduced in the House of Representatives in February by U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (GA-04), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
During the last Congress, the FAIR Act was approved by the House of Representatives by a strong, bipartisan vote of 225-186.
Read more about the FAIR Act, here.
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