The U.S. Supreme Court has established that employers may, by agreement, require employees to arbitrate employment disputes individually rather than collectively. (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U. S. ____ (2018).) Here's the basic scenario that the Supreme Court's decision applied to:
The Supreme Court determined that this kind of case does indeed have to be resolved through individualized arbitration. In other words, such employees are stuck with the arbitration terms of their employment agreements and have to bring their own, separate claims.
Effective date: May 21, 2018.