Attys Ask JAMS For Bias Review After Judge's Racist Email

By Emma Cueto (September 9, 2020, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The National Employment Lawyer Association has called on mediation and arbitration giant JAMS to review all discrimination cases overseen by a retired judge who was fired as a JAMS neutral after he shared a racist email that portrayed Black people as inherently inferior and to implement new organizationwide bias monitoring.

The NELA, which touts that it represents more than 2,000 workers' rights attorneys, said on Tuesday that retired judge Richard Neville's willingness to share racist rhetoric not only called his own neutrality into question; it also raised concerns about the wider culture within JAMS. NELA argued that JAMS should immediately review...

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