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9th Circ. Says Tesla Can Arbitrate Worker's Race Bias Claims

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A black Tesla employee who says he was constantly subjected to racial epithets, harassment and threats at work and then ignored when he complained must pursue his claims in arbitration, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday, with the chief judge saying the panel's hand was forced by precedent.

The three-member panel said in a published opinion that DeWitt Lambert’s racial discrimination claims brought under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 can be subject to compulsory arbitration based on the circuit court’s 2003 decision in EEOC v. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps. That ruling determined that claims made under Title...

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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3442 Jobs

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February 8, 2018

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