Norm Blumenthal: What The Epic Case Means To Employees

Norm Blumenthal attorney for workers and consumers. Selected as the one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California. In 2017, Norm was inducted and recognized as one of America’s Most Trusted Lawyers in Employment Law. Norm Blumenthal is a Regular contributor on Money For Lunch.


Case Summary
On May 21, 2018, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis (No. 16–285), the United States Supreme Court reversed the Seventh Circuit, holding that arbitration agreements requiring employees to pursue individualized proceedings are enforceable.

The 5 to 4 decision split sharply along political lines, with Justice Gorsuch writing for the majority; Justice Ginsburg’s dissent called the Court’s decision “egregiously wrong.” The Obama administration had sided with workers. The Trump administration sided with employers.



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