Resolving Discrimination Complaints in Employment Arbitration: An Analysis of the Experience in the Securities Industry

dc.contributor.authorLamare, J. Ryan
dc.contributor.authorLipsky, David B.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:31:04Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:31:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01
dc.description.abstractThis article empirically examines whether employment discrimination claims differ from other types of disputes resolved through arbitration. Whether arbitration is appropriate for resolving violations of anti-discrimination statutes at work is a focus of ongoing policy debates. Yet empirical scholarship has rarely considered whether different types of complaints might have distinct characteristics and receive varied outcomes in arbitration. The authors analyze all of the employment arbitration awards for cases filed between 1991 and 2006 in the financial services industry to determine whether differences in the type of allegation affect award outcomes. They also examine the effects of the financial industry’s decision in 1999 to introduce voluntary arbitration for discrimination claims. Results indicate that discrimination claims largely fared worse in arbitration than did other statutory or nonstatutory claims but that arbitration systems are capable of meaningful self-reform.
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dc.identifier.other12185044
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76031
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Cornell University. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectconflict management
dc.subjectdispute resolution
dc.subjectempirical analysis
dc.subjectdiscrimination
dc.subjectgender discrimination
dc.titleResolving Discrimination Complaints in Employment Arbitration: An Analysis of the Experience in the Securities Industry
dc.typearticle
local.authorAffiliationLamare, J. Ryan: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
local.authorAffiliationLipsky, David B.: dbl4@cornell.edu Cornell University
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