Foss v. Circuit City Stores, Inc.
United States District Court for the District of Maine
477 F. Supp. 2d 230 (2007)
Andrew Foss (plaintiff) applied to work for Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Circuit City) (defendant) when he was 17 years old. As part of the application, Foss was required to agree to an arbitration agreement that covered all claims arising out of employment with Circuit City. The application was submitted through an online system. The system indicated that Ross was under 18 years old and required parental consent to submit the application. The name of Foss’s mother was given on the form as having consented to the agreement, and Foss worked for Circuit City through his 18th birthday. After turning 18 years old, Foss was transferred to another Circuit City location. Foss reported that his supervisor in the new location was creating a hostile work environment. Several weeks later, Foss was terminated. Foss sued Circuit City for violations of federal employment law relating to harassment and retaliation. Circuit City moved to compel arbitration pursuant to the arbitration agreement.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Singal, C.J.)
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