While statutory employment discrimination claims have historically been exempt from otherwise required arbitration under brokerage industry rules, on October 15, 2018, a New Jersey district court held that brokerage firms may require their employees to bring all claims—including statutory ones—through internal arbitration programs. Schmell v. Morgan Stanley & Co., No. 17-13080, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176380 (D.N.J. Oct. 15, 2018). Just two weeks ago, another district court—that time in New York—had reached the same conclusion. Lockette v. Stanley, No. 18-cv-876, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171156 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 3, 2018).https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9381041f-05df-478b-8a85-d3a24b89dddc