Supreme Judicial Court Holds That Doctor Is Not Required to Arbitrate Discrimination Claims

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Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court held in Warfield v. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, that a broad arbitration clause in an employment agreement did not apply to discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B. While the Court recognized that such claims could be subject to arbitration, it explained that the agreement to arbitrate must specifically and unambiguously include such claims.

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