Axed 'No-Match' Workers Reinstated By 9th Circuit

Law360, New York (June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thirty-three janitors fired from the Staples Center sports complex in Los Angeles in 2003 will be returning to work after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that their termination after no-match letters were issued was unjustified.

The ruling, issued Monday, overturned a lower court decision which vacated an arbitrator's ruling that the workers should be reinstated and given back pay.

The ruling is significant in the ongoing legal skirmish over workers whose Social Security numbers do not match government databases. Such...
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