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A week after former Paradigm agent, Debbee Klein, filed a breach of contract and whistleblower lawsuit against Paradigm, Paradigm has filed a detailed declaration of denial and a motion to compel arbitration.
Paradigm’s motion states that Klein’s “allegations of supposedly illegal conduct are pure fabrication designed to humiliate Gores and Paradigm and extort a lucrative settlement.” Included in the motion are multiple attachments of Paradigm’s employee handbooks over the years, signed by Klein, which state that all Paradigm personnel without written contracts are at-will employees and are obligated to settled disputes in arbitration. As Klein has admitted that her new employment contract was an oral contract, Paradigm has a good chance of succeeding on its motion to compel arbitration.
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