January 03, 2019 Articles

Termination Provisions May Defeat Arbitration

By Robert E. Bartkus

A New Jersey trial court last month declined to compel arbitration of a wrongful termination dispute on grounds that the written agreement between the employer and a high-level executive had, by its terms, “expired” before the dispute arose. Susan L. O’Keefe v. Edmund Optics, Inc., No. CAM-L-3349-18, 2018 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2517 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. Nov. 15, 2018).

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