Arbitration clause: Why you shouldn't rush to have it in your employment contract
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Nairobi, Sept. 13 -- More often than not, most employees do not object to having an arbitration clause in their contracts at the time of contracting. After all, who thinks they will have a dispute with their employer?
Who would risk losing a job opportunity over an obscure procedural provision? And if a dispute should arise, who wants to go to court to resolve a row over nonpayment of overtime or leave days?
Courts are slow, excessively technical, and intimidating to most people; therefore, arbitration is a default option.
So, what is an arbitration clause in an agreement? An arbitration clause is a standard clause usually inserted into a written employment agreement specifying the disputes between the parties arising out of employment...
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