Bloomberg Law
Dec. 23, 2019, 4:42 PM

Ex-Tinder Executive Must Arbitrate Assault, Retaliation Claims

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

A former female executive at online dating app Tinder Inc. must arbitrate sexual assault and retaliation claims based on an agreement she signed more than a year after the alleged assault, a federal court in California said.

The agreement, which Rosette Pambakian signed in January 2018, applied retroactively to claims that predated the contract because it used broad language and didn’t contain any time limit, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said Dec. 20.

Pambakian, who joined Tinder as a marketing executive in 2014, alleged that former CEO George Blatt sexually assaulted her during a holiday ...