I recently interviewed at a fairly large company for a position I was interested in. The recruiter said that I "far and away bested" the other candidates, and that they were really interested in taking me on.
However, as I was looking through the hiring paperwork, I noticed an arbitration agreement in the pile of papers. Basically, if I have any disagreement about any aspect about my employment that I would normally take to court, I would have to take it to arbitration instead, and I cannot join a class action.
As I said, both the company and I are interested in my taking the job. However, I refuse to work for any employer that requires me to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment.
How can I let the company know that I'm not interested in working for them if they require me to sign an arbitration agreement (i.e. that the arbitration agreement is the only roadblock to my accepting the job), and possibly negotiate with them to have it removed?