Booker v. Robert Half International, Inc.
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TELG client Tim Booker challenged his employers ability to use a mandatory arbitration agreement to strip him of his statutory rights under the D.C. Human Rights Act.
Summary of Filed Complaint
TELG client Tim Booker alleged that his employer discriminated against him on the basis of his race when he was constructively discharged.
What Happened in Court
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia held, and the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed, that a provision in an employer’s mandatory arbitration provision, which waived an employee’s right to seek punitive damages for race discrimination was unenforceable.