OneMain Financial Gets Age Bias Suit Moved to Arbitration

April 2, 2020, 8:57 PM

OneMain Financial Group LLC can get a former employee’s age bias lawsuit moved to arbitration, the Fifth Circuit said Thursday.

The company terminated Cathy Bowles for allegedly inappropriate interactions with employees under her supervision. Bowles sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Bowles agreed several times through employment contracts and acknowledgments of employee handbooks to refer all employment disputes to arbitration.

Bowles argued there was no meeting of the minds because she didn’t intend to agree to arbitrate employment-related disputes.

But the electronic communication transmitting the 2016 agreement clearly ...

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