Individual employment rights arbitratio n in the united state s: Actors and outcomes

Alexander J.S. Colvin, Mark D. Gough

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The Authors Examine Disposition Stat. from Employment Arbitration Cases Administered over An 11-Yr. Period by the Amer. Arbitration Aßoc. to Investigate the Proc. of Dispute Resolution in This New Inst. of Employment Rel.. They Investigate the Predictors of Settlement before the Arbitration Hear. and Then Estim. Models for the Likelihood of Employee Wins and Damage Amounts for the 2,802 Cases That Resulted in An Award. Their Findings Show That Larger-scale Employers Who Are Involved in More Arbitration Cases Tend to Have Higher Win Rates and Have Lower Damage Awards Made Against Them. This Stud. Also Provides Evidence of A Significant Repeat Employer-arbitrator Pair Effect; Employers That Use the Same Arbitrator on Multiple Occasions Win More Often and Have Lower Damages Awarded Against Them Than Do Employers Appearing before An Arbitrator for the First Time. the Authors Find That Self-represented Employees Tend to Settle Cases Leß Often, Win Cases That Proceed to A Hear. Leß Often, and Receive Lower Damage Awards. Female Arbitrators and Experienced Prof. Labor Arbitrators Render Awards in Favor of Employees Leß Often Than Do Male Arbitrators and Other Arbitrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1042
Number of pages24
JournalIndustrial and Labor Relations Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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