Rejected J&J Job Seeker Must Arbitrate Claim, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, Philadelphia (March 21, 2019, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit on Thursday urged the Third Circuit to toss a would-be employee's proposed class claims that he was unfairly denied a job due to an erroneous criminal background check, arguing that his agreement to arbitrate claims with a temporary employment staffing agency extended to the pharmaceutical company.

During oral argument before a three-judge panel in Philadelphia, an attorney for Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. told the court to undo a Pennsylvania federal judge’s finding that while rejected job applicant T. Jason Noye had to arbitrate his Fair Credit Reporting Act claims against Kelly Services Inc., he could...

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