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My employment agreement says all disputes must be subject to arbitration. What does that mean?

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If you have signed an arbitration agreement, either in an employment contract or as part of your employment handbook or by way of a separate document, you’ve now agreed not to have your dispute litigated in the court system but to have your dispute decided by arbitrator which is chosen by the parties. This is often a very expensive way to have a dispute with your employer and that cost prohibited reason is exactly the reason why employers choose this as a dispute resolution tool. It means that in order to preserve your rights instead of filing a lawsuit that you have do to what’s called a Demand for Arbitration and it’s almost always recommended that you have employment counsel so that you do this properly and don’t jeopardize any rights.

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