The friction between the FAA and Title VII arises when an injured employee has signed an arbitration agreement with an employer and subsequently experiences discrimination in some fashion in the workplace. The FAA would require that the employee take the action to arbitration, whereas if the EEOC found probable cause, it could file in its own name and avoid the arbitration agreement. So, should the EEOC be allowed to recover on the behalf of an employee who has signed an arbitration agreement? A circuit split on this issue prompted the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in EEOC v. Waffle House."
Adam W. Graves,
Does an Employee's Binding Arbitration Agreement Limit the Enforcement of Powers of the EEOC: The Supreme Court Rules That It Does Not - Equal Employment Opportunity Comm. v. Waffle House,
2002 J. Disp. Resol.
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