What can happen if an employee refuses to sign a mutual agreement to arbitrate claims?

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What can happen if an employee refuses to sign a mutual agreement to arbitrate claims?

The company I work for has told us, the workers, that we have to sign a mutual agreement to arbitrate claims. On the paper it states that signing is voluntary, but one of the workers has already been told that if she doesn’t sign she will be fired. Can I legally be fired for not signing even though the paper says otherwise? They are trying to convince the workers that the paper is nothing bad even though it states that the workers lose their right to trial.

Asked on February 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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