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14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, No. 07-581, U.S. Supreme Court (April 1, 2009)

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Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Of Discrimination Claims.

Fisher Phillips • April 02, 2009
On April 1, 2009, the Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements, which require employees to arbitrate claims under federal anti-discrimination law. While it marks a sharp departure from the established law in much of the country, for employers, it is welcome news.

Supreme Court Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling In ADEA Arbitration Case.

Ogletree Deakins • April 01, 2009
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a provision in a collective bargaining agreement requiring employees to arbitrate claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is enforceable. Because the arbitration clause was freely negotiated and “clearly and unmistakably” requires arbitration of age discrimination issues, the Court stated, it had “no legal basis” to strike down the provision.