Tenet Says Agreement Voids Ex-Nurse's Meal Break Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Tenet Healthcare Corp. asked a Texas federal court on Friday to dismiss an ex-nurse's proposed class action alleging the company didn’t provide employees meal breaks, arguing that the former staffer had signed an employment agreement to settle disputes with Tenet through arbitration.

The company claims former nurse Brandon King, who sued in early January, had agreed when he signed his offer letter accepting the job to settle workplace disagreements through the company’s Fair Treatment Process, a five-step "dispute resolution program” leading to “a mutual obligation to...
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