Trucking Instructor Exempt From Arbitration, Court Says

Law360 (August 1, 2018, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals panel has affirmed a lower court’s decision that a trucking company’s former orientation instructor qualifies as a transportation worker under the Federal Arbitration Act, thus exempting him from an arbitration pact and freeing him to pursue his age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

The Eighth Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with the trial court that although plaintiff Mohammad Akhondi signed an arbitration agreement upon being hired by defendant OEP Holdings LLC, he is not bound by that agreement because he meets the criteria of an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act that excludes employment contracts for certain transportation...

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