Texas Federal Court Compels Arbitration of Civil Rights Claims but Stays Proceedings to Avoid Future……

The plaintiff filed suit for alleged civil rights violations arising from his former employment with the defendant. The defendant moved to dismiss and compel arbitration, citing an arbitration clause in the plaintiff’s employment agreement. A provision in the arbitration agreement placed a limit on the number of allowable depositions and special interrogatory requests but authorized the arbitrator to allow additional discovery he or she deemed appropriate……

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