A federal court in Louisiana ruled that an employee of a church school was required to have her sex discrimination and sexual harassment claims resolved through binding arbitration rather than litigation as a result of an arbitration clause in her employment contract.
A woman ("Jill") was hired by a church school, and signed an employment contract specifying that "any claim or dispute arising out of, or related to, [the contract] or to any aspect of the employment relationship" was to be submitted to binding arbitration. A few years after being hired, Jill filed a lawsuit against her employer in which she alleged sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of contract.
The church school filed a motion asking the court to compel Jill to submit her claims to binding arbitration, pursuant to the employment contract. The court agreed with the school, and ordered ...