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Sedgewick Gender Bias Claim Headed to Mediation
11/23/2016 5:08:13 PM
Description: The dispute that arose from Traci Ribeiro’s claims that the law firm for which she worked committed gender discrimination is headed to arbitration. The ruling came from a federal judge in San Francisco, who found the firm’s partnership


Dispute Over Attendance at Scientology Event Heads to Arbitration
3/28/2016 3:44:35 PM
Description: A former employer has filed a lawsuit against a Pasadena company after she alleges she was fired for not participating in Scientology classes while on-the-job. The case is now headed to arbitration in hopes of settling the issue for both sides


Lawsuit against Fiserv Will Move Forward
2/6/2016 12:04:24 PM
Description: A filing has been rejected in federal court that was filed by a financial services firm to dismiss a pending discrimination suit pending against it. The firm wanted the court to compel arbitration. The rejection occurs in the US District Court for


Morgan Stanley’s Employee Arbitration Policy in Question
10/12/2015 10:39:48 PM
Description: Investment firm Morgan Stanley is facing a class action lawsuit that involves an unknown number of plaintiffs after accusations of racism were levied against the company. The suit claims compensation and career opportunities at the company’s


Restaurant Chain Accused of Violating Federal Law by Mandating Arbitration
9/15/2015 11:30:27 AM
Description: A federal judge recently refused to dismiss a claim filed against a restaurant chain over issues related to its mandatory arbitration requirement for job applicants. The claim was filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The attorney


Television Personality Avoids Binding Arbitration in Discrimination Suit
8/18/2014 9:09:59 PM
Description: Kurt Knutsson, a television personality known as the “CyberGuy” for Los Angeles TV station KTLA, has successfully avoided being forced into binding arbitration over his charges of age discrimination against KTLA, a television affiliate


Dodd-Frank Strategy for Avoiding Arbitration Rejected by Fourth Circuit Court
6/16/2014 7:19:48 PM
Description: In another battle between new federal arbitration laws and policies and those seeking to escape arbitration in favor of litigation, a plaintiff made an attempt to claim protection under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


IBM Uses Arbitration to Avoid Providing Information Once Guaranteed to Former Employees
5/26/2014 7:48:20 PM
Description:   IBMhas recently begun denying former employees access to valuable information in lieu of the opportunity to file a dispute in arbitration.  For the past 10 years,IBMprovided former employees with a severance package that included a


IBM Attempts to Side-Step Age Discrimination Law Using Arbitration
5/16/2014 2:25:09 PM
Description:   IBM recently changed the way it handles terminated employees and age-discrimination law.  Legally, when an employee is fired they have the right to sue based on suspected age-discrimination.  Companies can ask employees to sign


CarMax Argues That Arbitration Clause Is Enforceable
2/25/2014 12:23:41 PM
Description:   California-based Auto retailer CarMax has argued in a California Appeals Court that the arbitration clause in its employment contracts is enforceable despite a lower court’s finding otherwise.  The issue stems from a former