Arbitrator Lets VW Age Bias Accuser Seek Court Injunction

By Braden Campbell (February 26, 2019, 5:37 PM EST) -- A Volkswagen worker whose Tennessee federal age bias suit against the company was sent to arbitration in January can still ask the court to freeze the policy he challenged, an arbitrator said Monday.

Although Jonathan Manlove must arbitrate his claims that Volkswagen violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by illegally phasing out older workers' management positions, he can seek a court order blocking the company from implementing its plan per a clause in the parties' arbitration agreement carving out their rights to seek "injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction," arbitrator Allen Blair said.

"Under the plain language of...

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