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Monday, August 25, 2008

California Supreme Court Grants Review in Arbitration Case

The California Supreme Court has granted review in Pearson Dental Supplies, Inc. v. Superior Court (Turcios). According to the Court's web site, the case will address the following issues:
  1. What standard of judicial review applies to an arbitrator's decision on an employee's anti-discrimination claim under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov. Code, section 12900 et seq.) that is arbitrated pursuant to a mandatory employment arbitration agreement?
  2. Can such a mandatory arbitration agreement restrict an employee from seeking administrative remedies for violations of the Act?
The Court's case summary is here.