Arbitration favors Kansas City Chiefs’ organization
According to Beck, none of the players submitted specific enough information detailing their injuries. While the players seeking compensation called these injuries “cumulative” and occurring in various cities and states, the several injuries were not enough to overcome the required specificity.
California provides workers’ compensation to temporary employees.
The Chiefs organization and the NFL Management Council argued that the players’ filing of claims in California violates the players’ contracts, specifying that jurisdiction for legal claims is in Jackson County, Missouri’s state courts.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: The NFL Players Association argued that the choice of forum clauses are unenforceable under California law, federal labor law and the U.S. Constitution.
Beck ruled that the players are in violation of their contracts and ordered them to stop their pursuit of workers’ compensation claims in California.
From the Kansas City Business Journal: Kansas City Chiefs win workers’ comp claim by ex-players in arbitration