Calif. Appeals Court OKs Nixing Twitter Sex Bias Class

Law360 (December 5, 2019, 4:31 PM EST) -- A California appeals court rejected an ex-Twitter employee's challenge to a ruling that she couldn't pursue class claims that the company gives male software engineers an unfair leg up on promotions, agreeing with the trial court that the women's allegations were too diverse to be lumped together.

The First District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a San Francisco state court judge was on solid ground to deny class certification because Tina Huang failed to show that Twitter had a "common mode of exercising discretion" for denying promotions to women, as required by the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 decision in Walmart...

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