Vet Needn't Arbitrate Harassment Claims, Court Says

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court’s decision ordering a veterinarian to arbitrate claims that the hostile work environment at a Central Florida animal hospital left her no choice but to quit, holding that an arbitration provision in her employment agreement didn’t apply.

In a unanimous decision, the three-judge panel held that a trial court erred by granting St. Cloud 192 Pet Doc Hospital LLC’s motion to compel arbitration in Dr. Amanda Saunders’ suit contending that she was scared for her safety and had to quit after being sexually harassed by a co-worker, concluding that her claims don’t...

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