Employer Loses Right to Arbitrate Due to Breach
The 9th Circuit made clear on Dec. 6, 2005, in Brown v. Dillard's, Inc., 430 F.3d 1004, that when an employer enters into an arbitration agreement with its employees, it must participate in an arbitration commenced by the employee or lose its right to arbitrate.
Dillard's requires its employees to arbitrate employment-related claims under its "Fairness in Action Program." Stephanie Brown, a Dillard's employee, was fired for allegedly falsifying a time entry form. Claiming that her termination was wrongful, Brown filed a notice of intent to arbitrate, seeking actual damages, removal of negative statements about her termination from her personnel records, a letter of apology, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Employer Loses Right to Arbitrate Due to Breach. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Dispute Resolution Journal. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: February-April 2006. Page number: 5+. © American Arbitration Association Nov 2008-Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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