Ritarose Capili was a sales associate at a Finish Line store in California. When she was hired in August 2013, she was required to sign an agreement that required her to arbitrate employment-related disputes with Finish Line.
In mid-2014, after she was diagnosed with diabetes and anxiety that was exacerbated by sleeping issues that occurred during her pregnancy, Capili requested a leave. She was terminated July 8, 2014. Capili sued Finish Line claiming that she was fired because of her pregnancy and because she tried to exercise her legal right to take leave under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act,