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Fox News Asks for Arbitration to Settle Tantaros Harassment Claim
11/8/2016 12:55:48 PM
Description: Fox News Channel has requested the sexual harassment claim filed by former employee Andrea Tantaros be settled through mediation, instead of in a courtroom. The network claims Tantaros “… craves the spotlight of a public courtroom in


Fox News Lawsuit Exposes Employer Arbitration Agreements
10/15/2016 12:51:34 PM
Description: Forced arbitration by employers was part of the recent agreement by Fox News to pay former anchor Gretchen Carlson $20 million and apologize for the sexual harassment she experienced while working for the company. The settlement and apology came in


Appeals Court Rules Dismissal Too Extreme in Sexual Harassment Case
4/11/2016 5:33:21 PM
Description: A Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld an arbitrator’s decision that the firing of a long-term city employee was too drastic and called to reinstate the employee in his job as a messenger for the Springfield Housing Office. Gregory


Retailer Forever 21’s Arbitration Agreement Upheld
4/11/2016 5:32:37 PM
Description: The California Supreme Court recently handed down a long-awaited opinion concerning the case against clothing and accessories retailer Forever 21. The ruling concerned an arbitration agreement and stated that an arbitration agreement is not


Forced Arbitration Means Workers Won’t Get Their Way
7/10/2015 11:47:10 AM
Description: Most people understand that starting a new job comes with some risk, but few expect their new employer to sneak past you a document that removes your employee rights during orientation. The average new employee would be reluctant to demand anyone


Executive Order Forbids Federal Contractors from Arbitrating Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights Complaints
8/12/2014 3:38:37 PM
Description: President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that bans any contractors bidding on federal contracts from requiring their employees to arbitrate complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination under civil rights laws.  The executive


Confidentiality Aspects of Arbitration Clauses Used by American Apparel to Hide Problems
7/25/2014 1:29:09 PM
Description: While arbitration has been heralded as a faster, cheaper, and fairer way to settle conflicts outside of the overburdened courtroom, the recent dismissal of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has brought into question the rampant misuse of arbitration


Skype Use in Arbitration Upheld in South Africa
6/6/2014 5:17:24 PM
Description: A recent sexual harassment case in South Africa has established a precedent of using Skype to obtain testimony when a party is not able to conveniently or efficiently attend in person.   In the case, an employee of Campbell Scientific Africa


California Supreme Court Denies Arbitration in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Suit
9/26/2013 7:11:01 AM
Description:   Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a California-based venture firm, will be forced to litigate a dispute despite its bid for arbitration, according to the California Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to hear the case.  The


Healthcare Workers Threatening to Strike over Temple University Hospital’s Arbitration Appeal
5/22/2013 3:14:20 PM
Description:   The termination of an employee from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has given rise to the threat of a strike from other healthcare workers.  Henry Nicholas, president of the union representing the workers,