Sixth Circuit Holds Former Employee Required to Arbitrate “Gateway” Questions Concerning Arbitration……

The plaintiff sued his former employer, Charter Communications, asserting Kentucky state law claims arising out of his termination. After the case was removed to federal court in the Western District of Kentucky, Charter moved to compel arbitration and dismiss, or in the alternative, stay the lawsuit.

Before the plaintiff’s termination, Charter had announced a dispute resolution program that would require all employees to arbitrate any employment dispute with Charter unless the employee opted out within 30 days. The plaintiff did not opt-out, and as a result, the district court dismissed the plaintiff’s suit against Charter and compelled him to arbitrate his employment claims……

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