LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2015 — Attorney Carney Shegerian, founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination and personal injury firm Shegerian & Associates, released comments on a new California labor rights law that prevents employers from conditioning employment with arbitration agreements. The law passed 22-15 in the California Senate on August 24, 2015.
“The previous practice of forcing employees to sign arbitration agreement as a condition of employment was extremely problematic from an employment rights perspective,” said Shegerian. “Under the best circumstances, arbitration is a decent solution for both parties. However, problems arise when employers take advantage of arbitration by dominating the process and using these agreements to strip employees of rights they would otherwise have.”
“This is something that can occur when employers are allowed to pay for the arbitration themselves and to manage much of the arbitration process to their advantage,” Shegerian went on to say. “The counter-argument is that the new legislation will drive up court costs and burden the judicial system. However, the courts themselves have the authority to suggest arbitration when needed, and that’s a much better way to address the issue without compromising the rights of employees.”
Mr. Shegerian is founder of Shegerian & Associates and winner of the 2013 Trial Attorney of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles. His employment rights and personal injury firm has attained a consistent track record of successful jury trials and has won over 72 jury trials, including 30 seven and eight figure verdicts. The firm has an over 95% success rate and remains an exemplary leader in resolving employment discrimination issues.
Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in employment law and personal injury litigation. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 72 jury trials, including over 30 seven and eight figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com .
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