An employee must arbitrate his FMLA claim where the labor contract governing his employment waived his right to pursue employment claims in court, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Thompson v. Air Transport Int’l LLC (12/28/11). The Court relied on the Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, which held that a mandatory arbitration clause in a labor contract required an employee to arbitrate his age discrimination claim.