What are my risks if I sign an jury waiver as part of my employment application?

UPDATED: Nov 15, 2011

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What are my risks if I sign an jury waiver as part of my employment application?

Are there any employee rights when a jury waiver is enforced? Does the employee assume all risks?

Asked on November 15, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Essentially what the jury waiver means for you is that if a dispute arises with your employer, your case would be heard by a judge and you won't have the option to have a jury appointed. It is beneficial for the employer because it cuts down on costs and limits huge settlements. Check your employer agreement and see if there are also provisions in there about arbitration. The only item you would be giving up is the opportunity to have your case heard by a jury.

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