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14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett

Docket No.: 07-581
Certiorari Granted: Feb 19 2008
Argued: December 1, 2008
Decided: April 1, 2009

Topics:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, arbitration

PartyNames: 14 Penn Plaza LLC, et al. v. Steven Pyett, et al.
Petitioner: 14 Penn Plaza LLC, et al.
Respondent: Steven Pyett, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

14 Penn Plaza LLC, et al.
v.
Steven Pyett, et al.
Question Presented:

Is an arbitration clause contained in a collective bargaining agreement, freely negotiated by a union and an employer, which clearly and unmistakably waives the union members' right to a judicial forum for their statutory discrimination claims, enforceable?

Question:

Are arbitration clauses in employment contracts -- waiving an employee's right to bring statutory claims in federal court -- enforceable?

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for 14 Penn Plaza LLC, 4 vote(s) against
Read 14 PENN PLAZA LLC V. PYETT opinion (PDF)
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