Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Arbitration Provision in an Employee Handbook

/ 02/19/2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled on an arbitration provision in an employee handbook. Carey v. 24 Hour Fitness, USA, Inc., No. 10-20845 (5th Cir. Jan. 25, 2012), available at The defendant employer issued an employee handbook that contained a provision requiring all employment-related disputes to be resolved through arbitration. The plaintiff employee signed an acknowledgment indicating that he received the handbook.