The Ninth Circuit Calls a False Start on The Finish Line’s Attempt to Compel Arbitration: Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement
- Written by Jarred Lieber
In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit refused to enforce an employer’s arbitration agreement, denying the employer’s request to force its former employee to arbitrate her claims against it. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit in the district court alleging that her employer, The Finish Line, violated the law by failing to provide reasonable accommodations of her pregnancy-related disabilities, and terminating her for requesting and taking pregnancy leave. The Finish Line asked the district court to order the parties to arbitrate the case pursuant to the arbitration agreement the plaintiff signed.
Despite the existence of a signed arbitration agreement, the district court denied The Finish Line’s request. The Employer appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit, which upheld the district court’s order refusing to compel arbitration.
Update: Employee Notice Of Rights For Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Now In Spanish
- Written by Gregory Blueford
As a follow up to yesterday’s eblast regarding an Employer’s immediate duty to provide written notice about an employee’s right to take protected time off for medical treatment or legal proceedings if they are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking (here), the Labor Commissioner’s office released the Notice in Spanish. Both the English and Spanish versions are located here for your Company’s consideration and use.