(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Arbitration of discrimination claims Can an employer require its employees not only to arbitrate their discrimination claims (rather than bring a lawsuit in federal court), but also to give up their federal statutory right to an attorney's fee award? Seems to me that the answer is obviously "no"; but the Seventh Circuit had an awfully hard time getting to the correct answer in this (pdf file) case yesterday. One judge agreed with me; another judge agreed only because the employer had conceded the point at oral argument; and the third judge wrote only about a jurisdictional question.

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