Employers can force workers to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Overturning a controversial precedent and sparking two angry dissents, an en banc panel ruled 8-3 to allow law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps to require its employees to enforce their rights in private arbitration, rather than in court.
9th Circuit Tosses 'Duffield' in Dustbin
October 1, 2003