Exploring Voluntary Arbitration of Individual Employment Disputes

This Article outlines an arbitration process which may be employed in individual employment contracts to achieve a fair disposition of disputes, with the maximum finality for an arbitration decision which is consistent with legal principles. Where finality is not possible, arbitration would be a condition precedent to formal legal processes. To assure fairness in the process, the employer would agree to pay the arbitrator’s fee and the employee’s attorney fees incurred in connection with the arbitration.