Binding Arbitration Ordered Despite Agreement Ambiguity

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Arbitration agreements are basically contracts, and they won’t be enforced absent proof both parties agreed to their terms. When the agreement is ambiguous and the ambiguity was created by the employer, one might expect a court won’t enforce the contract against the employee. But arbitration agreements are favored by some basic legal tenets, so is that enough to save an ambiguous agreement?

Trial Court Finds Ambiguity

Jose Calderon and Western Bagel Company, Inc., signed an arbitration agreement. The company drafted the English version of it, and a third party created a Spanish translation.

The English version required the parties

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