Split 9th Circuit: Employer May Not Bar Concerted Employee Legal Actions
(August 24, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An employer may not condition employment on the requirement that an employee sign an agreement barring employees from coming together to file legal action over work-related claims, a divided Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 22, finding that the clause violates National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Section 7 (Stephen Morris, et al. v. Ernst & Young, LLP, et al., No. 13-16599, 9th Cir.).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160902-005Z.)
Stephen Morris and Kelly McDaniel worked for Ernst & Young LLP. As a...