Sat, 31 May 2014
There’s a new twist on forced arbitration that goes far beyond the workplace. It literally affects everybody – because it’s aimed at people who buy food. General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Chex, Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has added language to its website telling consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they interact with it in any way. Never mind if the cake mix contains ground glass or there’s a few mouse droppings in the cracker box. According to corporate reasoning, you signed away your rights merely by buying the product. Other companies are sure to follow.