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Arbitration Agreement Forecloses Litigation of Discrimination Claims

January 18, 2022


An employer was entitled to compel an employee to arbitrate his claims of discrimination based on his race and national origin, as a valid agreement to arbitrate employment-related disputes existed, ruled the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The plaintiff was a long-term employee of Charter Communications. In 2017, the company established a new employment-based legal dispute resolution program. Employees were made aware of the program, via e-mail, that they would automatically be enrolled in the program if they did not actively opt out within 30 days. The notice e-mail provided links to additional information regarding the program and instructions on how an employee could opt out. The plaintiff did not opt out.

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