Susan Fowler showed just how powerful one voice can be against a big company. Now, she’s fighting to make sure those voices can also work together.
Fowler, whose blog post chronicling her time at Uber eventually led to the ouster of founder Travis Kalanick as CEO, filed an amicus brief last week in a landmark labor law case going before the Supreme Court. An amicus brief is a document filed in a court case by someone who isn’t directly involved, but has a strong interest in the subject or outcome.
The case centers on whether employees can be forced to give up their right to take collective action against their employer, known as class-action. Many employees are required to sign away their right to this kind of thing and settle complaints through arbitration, a kind of accelerated legal procedure that tends to be very good for companies. …
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