In a previous post, we discussed arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from joining in a class action lawsuit. This post will focus on arbitration agreements that prevent employees from joining in a class action against their employer.
In September 2015, pharmacists at Target Corp. ("Target") voted to unionize in a 7-2 vote, making them members of Target's first-ever union. Target contested the vote, claiming it cut ties with workers through a $1.9 billion acquisition deal with CVS Health Corp. ("CVS"). Target argued that once the deal with CVS closes, its pharmacists and other employees will no longer be employed by Target.