Cruise Worker Says Rape Allegations Shouldn't Be Arbitrated

Law360, San Francisco (July 27, 2017, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A South African woman employed as a spa facialist on board a Princess Cruise Lines ship urged a Florida federal judge on Wednesday to deny the cruise line's bid to arbitrate in the Bahamas her suit over an alleged rape that took place while she was off-duty, arguing that the alleged assault has nothing do with an arbitration provision in her employment agreement.

Attorneys for the spa worker argued in an opposition brief that Princess Cruise Lines’ interpretation of the arbitration language in her shipboard employment...
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