High Court Says Unions Must Arbitrate ADEA Claims

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that collective bargaining agreements that require union members to arbitrate Age Discrimination in Employment Act claims are enforceable.

In 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, the high court said that the U.S. Congress has chosen to allow arbitration of ADEA claims and that the courts must respect that choice.

Employment lawyers said the decision, penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, could mean the number of discrimination lawsuits filed in the U.S. will drop significantly.

Jeffrey Webb, a...
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