HP Workers Can Fight Arbitration Together In Age Bias Row

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 8:33 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected HP Inc.’s bid to make a group of laid-off workers alleging age discrimination fight arbitration clauses in their severance agreements individually rather than together, saying a class waiver provision in their deals doesn’t apply because they don’t comprise a class.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila declined to block an arbitrator from resolving for all the workers whether the release agreements are enforceable, saying although the agreement blocks them from pursuing a “class, collective or representative action,” each member of the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Forsyth et al v. HP Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

August 18, 2016

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