The Eleventh Circuit’s recent decision in Lambert v. Signature Healthcare LLC. (11th Cir. July 8, 2022), pushes the limit in upholding arbitration clauses in contracts. In June 2012, Claire Lambert was 57 years old and was unemployed for approximately six months before accepting a position at Signature Healthcare, LLC (“Signature”). As a condition of her employment with Signature, Lambert signed an arbitration agreement that covered claims relating to recruitment, employment, or termination of employment. Lambert also signed an acknowledgment that she had received Signature’s employee handbook. The handbook acknowledgment stated that Signature may unilaterally change or discontinue any policy in the stakeholder’s handbook. This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on November 4, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Tepfer, Elliot, "Misapplication of the Sliding Scale or a Nod to Arbitration Agreements?" (2022). CJCR Blog. 44.