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9.9.2002

Ninth Circuit Confirms That Employees May Be Required to Arbitrate Title VII Claims as a Condition of Employment

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A new decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes Washington, Oregon and California, among other states) has clarified that employers may require employees to sign agreements to arbitrate all employment-related claims, including claims under Title VII. In EEOC v. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (9th Cir. 2002), a job applicant refused to sign an arbitration agreement required by his prospective employer as a condition of employment. As a result, the employer refused to hire him. View full article (PDF).