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Morales v. Sun Constructors, Inc.
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Despite being Spanish-speaking, Morales, an employee of Sun Constructors, Inc. (Sun), attended an orientation conducted in English and was required to sign an hurly employment agreement. Hodge, another applicant who was fluent in both English and Spanish, explained to Morales what was occurring at the orientation and helped Morales complete the required paperwork. The paperwork included an arbitration agreement that Hodge did not explain to Morales. When Morales was sued a year later, Morales sued Sun for wrongful termination. Sun filed a motion to stay the proceedings while arbitration proceedings were impending, and the trial court dismissed the motion. Sun appealed.
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