CECIL BROWN VS LITHIA MOTORS SUPPORT SERVICES INC ET AL

The arbitration agreements clearly encompass Plaintiff’s claims and Plaintiff does not oppose arbitration.

An arbitration agreement in the employment context will not be enforced as to wrongful termination, FEHA claims, and other claims tied to a fundamental public policy unless it meets the procedural safeguards of Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare Services, Inc. (2000) 24 Cal.4th 83, 91. Those requirements are that: “(1) the arbitration agreement may not limit the damages normally available under the statute; (2) there must be discovery “sufficient to adequately arbitrate their statutory claim;” (3) there must be a written arbitration decision and judicial review sufficient to ensure the arbitrators comply with the requirements of the statute; and (4) the employer must pay all types of costs that are unique to arbitration.” (Little v. Auto Stiegler, Inc. (2003) 29 Cal.4th 1064, 1076.) The arbitration agreements expressly not that the issue of costs is gove........