W.Va. Justices Won't Make Nurse Arbitrate Harassment Suit

Law360 (June 3, 2021, 7:10 PM EDT) -- West Virginia's highest court ruled that a nurse doesn't have to arbitrate her sexual harassment suit against the state health department, adding that the agency can't escape the claims by arguing that a supervisor named in the case didn't receive notice about the allegations.

The five-justice court on Wednesday found the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources couldn't force Rene Denise to arbitrate her claims because it isn't a party to the arbitration agreement it's trying to enforce.

The decision upheld a June 2020 ruling from a state trial court that found that a consultant employment agreement Denise signed...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!