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4th DCA Says Injured Worker Couldn't Be Compelled to Arbitrate Claims Against Ex-Employer

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | 1263 | 0 | 9 min read

A California appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not be compelled to arbitrate his discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer, since the arbitration agreement he had signed was unconscionable. Case: Heywood v. Casa Cabinets, No. E066122, 12/21/2017, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: In March 2016, Jacob Heywood filed a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing accusing his former employer of discrimination and retaliation. Heywood has learning disabilities that leave him unable to perform simple math functions. He also r...

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