Appeals Court Rules On Re-Firing Employees

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Friday ruled that a company that has satisfied an arbitrator’s award to pay back wages to an unfairly fired employee can still fire the employee a second time for reasons unrelated to the arbitration.

After a district court ruled that Excel Corp. was free to fire its employee, Jose Diaz, immediately after being forced by an initial arbitration award to reinstate him, the United Food & Commercial Workers union appealed on his behalf...
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