HR Management & Compliance

E-Alerts: Mandatory Arbitration: Court to Take Another Look at Recent Ruling

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has decided to review its ruling last year upholding mandatory arbitration of bias claims. The case involves secretary Donald Lagatree, whose job offer at the law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps was revoked when he refused to sign a binding arbitration agreement. A three-judge panel sided with the employer, ruling that you can require applicants and employees to arbitrate federal discrimination claims as a condition of their employment. Now the case will be reheard by the full Ninth Circuit panel. We’ll provide a full report when the new decision is issued.