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Toyota's Emailed Arbitration Deal Binds Worker, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (June 1, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Toyota won its bid to arbitrate a longtime employee's age and disability discrimination claims on Tuesday when a California federal judge ruled that a notice the automaker emailed to employees created a binding arbitration agreement from which she never opted out.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar agreed with Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. that an August 2013 arbitration agreement emailed to employees acts as an enforceable agreement under California state law because Angelita Aquino, a parts research analyst and 44-year employee of Toyota, did not notify the company that she was opting out. Aquino accuses the car manufacturer of giving her...

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California Northern

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Civil Rights: Jobs


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November 18, 2015

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