Female Publicis Employees Seek Cert. In $100M Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT) -- A group of female former employees of Publicis Groupe SA on Thursday told a New York federal court that the public relations firm's systematically discriminatory pay policies merit certification in their $100 million sex bias suit.

In their motion for conditional certification, the plaintiffs said Publicis and company unit MSLGroup effects its disparate pay "through centralized corporate policies and decision-making," a commonality that should allow the plaintiffs to proceed as a group.

"All compensation decisions nationwide were made by the same elite inner circle of all-male...
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