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Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Employers

2000

University of Missouri School of Law

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Arbitration Agreements Between Employers And Employees: The Sixth Circuit Says The Eeoc Is Not Bound - Eeoc V. Frank's Nursery & (And) Crafts, Inc., Earl D. Kraus Jan 2000

Arbitration Agreements Between Employers And Employees: The Sixth Circuit Says The Eeoc Is Not Bound - Eeoc V. Frank's Nursery & (And) Crafts, Inc., Earl D. Kraus

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In Frank's Nursery, however, the EEOC pursued court action against an employer that included monetary relief for the employee even though there was an individual arbitration agreement between the employer and employee.5 Should the arbitration agreement restrict the EEOC from bringing such action? Currently, there is a split in the circuits on this issue. According to the Sixth Circuit in Frank's Nursery, the EEOC is not bound by the arbitration agreement and, therefore, can pursue court action against the employer that includes monetary relief on behalf of the employee.6 The Second Circuit, however, has not allowed ...