Ex-Tinder Worker Must Arbitrate Sex Harassment Claims

Law360 (December 20, 2018, 6:28 PM EST) -- An ex-Tinder worker accusing the dating app of sexual harassment and retaliation should hash it out with her former employer via arbitration, not in court, a California federal judge has ruled.

A mutual arbitration agreement signed by Elizabeth Sanfilippo — who accused Tinder of failing to handle sexual harassment claims she made against a male co-worker and then wrongfully terminating her — is enforceable and applies to her claims, which means her allegations should be decided outside the courtroom, U.S. District Court Judge Andre Birotte Jr. said in his Tuesday order.

Sanfilippo had argued that she brought her sexual harassment claims to Tinder's...

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