Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2022, 9:07 PM

San Diego Utility Worker’s PAGA Claim Belongs in Arbitration

Jennifer Bennett
Legal Reporter

A former San Diego utility services worker must arbitrate a labor claim he brought on behalf of California alongside his other wage allegations, a federal judge said in following a recent high court decision.

There’s no reason to disturb a 2020 order sending worker David Radcliff’s other wage-and-hour claims against San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and parent Sempra Energy to arbitration, so his individual Private Attorneys General Act claim is subject to the same process under a June US Supreme Court ruling, the US District Court for the Southern District of California said.

Radcliff worked for the utility ...

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