White New York Jets sportscaster must arbitrate bias claims, federal court rules

Sep 24, 2021

Sportscaster Jonas Schwartz must arbitrate claims that SportsNet New York pulled him from a panel because he is White and fired him for complaining about the move, after the Southern District of New York found he waived his right to sue.

A section in Schwartz’s contract requiring claims be brought in the Southern District of New York didn’t trump a clause requiring “final and binding arbitration” of “covered claims,” the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Thursday.

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