A Survey Of Employment Arbitration Clause Cases

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- One area that always gets the attention of the labor and employment bar is that of arbitration clauses. Not surprisingly, there were a few cases at the appellate and Supreme Court level that touched on this topic.

In City of Richmond v. SEIU Local 1021 (2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 663 (hereinafter Richmond), a city employee was terminated for alleged sexual harassment. After the employee denied the harassment and contested his termination, the dispute went to arbitration as required by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The arbitrator found...
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