A police officer was terminated for unauthorized use of a law enforcement database. He sought his position back, and pursuant to Act 111 — the Police and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act — he and his employer engaged in arbitration. The arbitrator awarded the officer his position back, finding that the officer was treated disparately. The … Read more
Plaintiffs, on behalf of a putative class, sued Defendants Payless and Avis for unauthorized charges. Defendants moved to compel Plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims. The Third Circuit Court affirmed, finding the District Court correctly denied the Defendants’ motions. Applying NJ law, the Court ruled that Plaintiffs did not consent to arbitration.
Two former employees of Milton Hershey School for discrimination and retaliation after they were fired. The school moved to compel arbitration under the collective bargaining agreement and the district court denied that motion. On appeal, the 3rd Circuit found that the state-law claims were still subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and that, in the … Read more