Section 1981 Claims Can Be Arbitrated


​Employment-related claims alleging race discrimination in violation Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits race discrimination in contractual relationships, are subject to arbitration when an employment contract includes an agreement to arbitrate employment disputes, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The plaintiff began working as a production associate in Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., factory in June 2015. Upon hire, he entered an employment agreement that included an arbitration provision requiring Tesla and him to arbitrate any disputes that might arise between them concerning his employment, rather than bring claims in court.

According to the plaintiff, his co-workers began to harass him almost immediately…


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