Charles Toutant writes in the New Jersey Law Journal that following the sexual harassment suit brought by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson against network CEO Roger Ailes grew more difficult this week as the action played out in two separate courts.
On Monday Carlson filed an amended complaint in federal court in Newark in her sexual harassment suit against Ailes, asking a federal judge to rule that her claims are not subject to an arbitration agreement. That follows Ailes’ filing of a petition in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last Friday, seeking to compel arbitration of Carlson’s employment claims under Section 4 of the Federal Arbitration Act, according to Toutant’s report.
Toutant adds in his article that Carlson’s amended complaint argues that Ailes “invoked the jurisdiction of the District of New Jersey when he filed a notice of removal of the case from state Superior Court in Bergen County to U.S. District Court in Newark and continued to file other motions in Newark.” She also asserts in the amended complaint that the arbitration agreement cited by Ailes specifically omits him as a party or beneficiary thereof.
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