High Court On Arbitration Of Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 1, the Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements, which require employees to arbitrate claims under federal antidiscrimination law.

While it marks a sharp departure from the established law in much of the country, for employers, it is welcome news. 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett.

Background

Employers often choose to arbitrate employee grievances rather than let them go before a jury. This has always been the traditional way of dealing with grievances regarding the terms of a collective bargaining...
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