An employer appeals the district court's denial of its motion to compel the arbitration of an age discrimination claim. The employee signed an Employee Acknowledgment Form as a condition of employment. The form provided that disputes would be resolved through a dispute resolution program, and stipulated that it was not an employment contract, that nothing in the program was "intended to violate or restrict any rights of employees guaranteed by state or federal laws," and that resolution of disputes could be resolved by mediation or arbitration. The district court's order is reversed and remanded with instructions to grant the motion to compel arbitration. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-30824, 02-26-2013.
Klein v. Nabors Drilling USA L.P.
February 28, 2013