Hilary Hammell Calls for Employer Accountability with an End to Forced Arbitration

Hilary Hammell (‘13), civil rights lawyer and employment discrimination attorney with Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, co-authored an opinion for The Washington Post urging an end to the practice of forced arbitration which allows employers to avoid accountability in violating anti-discrimination laws and serves to support structural racism (“Black Workers Matter, So End Forced Arbitration, June 30). “In response to the #MeToo movement, many corporations got rid of forced arbitration. Perhaps companies moved by the Black Lives Matter movement will get serious not just about decrying white supremacy but also about allowing themselves to be held fully accountable. Those that fail to do so will continue to benefit from structural inequities while simply paying lip service to a ‘trending’ cause.”