Q: 1. If employer forces arbitration agreement for employment, can they threaten to take legal action in employee handbook?
I was questioned by HHS at our facility there investigating a report, anonymously made of neglect. I confirmed and reported other things that I knew about.
I took a lunch break and was suspended when I returned. Terminated 3 days later
They had the DRP in my suspension letter.
Then emailed me a cease and desist letter that said if I did not comply they would proceed with taking any and all necessary legal action against you in accordance with federal and state law, including but not limited to, asserting claims for tortious interference with contract.
2. I thought they were bound to the terms of the agreement as well?
3. How do I find an attorney that will fight the arbitration so I can proceed with taking any and all necessary legal actions against them?
Their actions, as you describe them are odious. Yes, they are bound by the written agreement which, as you say (I believe) provides for arbitration. In addition, there may be legal impropriety in their obtaining knowledge of the HHS report.
If you like I can review the agreement for arbitration. I am able to handle arbitrations across the Country.
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