Executive Order Announced To Remove Arbitration Clause From Nursing Home Staff Admission Documents

A recent executive order was announced to change the option nursing home employees are offered in regards to legal proceedings for disputes associated with their place of employment. Staff are no longer required to sign away their rights for a public trial related to sexual harassment and civil rights disputes. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care said Congress and the White House needed to remove the “harmful and all-too-common inclusion” of arbitration requirements in admission agreements.

The executive order holds a lot of weight, but has had little coverage compared to other worker rights such as minimum wage and workplace discrimination. It is according to the executive director of a public interest law group, “one of the most important positive steps for civil rights in the last 20 years.” For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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