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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Arbitration (S.D. Cal.)

July 6, 2020, 9:57 PM

Stone Brewing Co. successfully maneuvered a proposed class action challenging its employment applications and background checks into individual arbitration, after a ruling by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. A former employee brought class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and California law. The employment application the plaintiff submitted to the craft brewery in 2015 contained a valid and binding arbitration agreement, the court ruled. The agreement was set forth in its own paragraph and the employee was required to initial the paragraph to signify that he read and agreed to...

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