Case: Discrimination/Arbitration (M.D. Ala.)

Dec. 2, 2019, 8:45 PM

A worker who alleges that she was jointly employed by a staffing agency and a hotel must arbitrate her Title VII race discrimination claims against the hotel, even though only the staffing agency signed the arbitration agreement in question. The agreement incorporated the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association, which is a clear and unmistakable indication that the parties intended for the arbitrator to decide threshold substantive questions of arbitrability, including the issue of whether a nonsignatory to an arbitration agreement may use it to compel arbitration between it and a signatory to the agreement, the court stated. ...

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