Calif. Court Says 2nd Employee Contract Trumps 1st

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday determined that employers cannot take advantage of language included in an issue resolution agreement requiring arbitration if that agreement is expressly overshadowed by the terms of a later employment contract.

The California Court of Appeal reversed a lower court's ruling requiring Brandon Grey, who accused property management group American Management Services of firing him for his sexual orientation, to go through arbitration as set out by the IRA, saying that the terms of the more recent contract did not require...
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