Workers Face Uphill Battle In Bias Suits, Study Says

Law360, New York (June 10, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Foundation has found that the lion's share of employment bias cases were filed by single plaintiffs and only 6 percent went to trial, describing class actions such as the sex bias mega-suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as extremely rare.

Plaintiffs often don't prevail in employment bias suits, with many of them losing cases early on, filing cases without lawyers and accepting modest settlements, according to a report ABF released Wednesday, “Individual Justice or Collective Legal Mobilization? Employment Discrimination Litigation in the Post Civil...
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