Allstate Sex Bias Plaintiffs Push For Class In 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (February 23, 2012, 7:56 PM EST) -- An attorney for female managers accusing Allstate Insurance Co. of using gender-biased pay policies told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday that her clients’ proposed class merits certification because the policies are not discretionary and raise common issues for all members.

Members of the proposed class of 1,700 female employees in Allstate's property and casualty unit holding positions of division manager and above are challenging an Illinois federal court's refusal to certify their class in the case alleging that Allstate adopted uniform payment systems that had a...
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