State Of Class Certification: Offense In Workplace Bias Cases

By Alexandra Harwin and Saba Bireda (April 21, 2020, 3:59 PM EDT) -- As recent data reveals record levels of class certification grants from federal courts, this Expert Analysis series examines the latest offense and defense strategies in Employee Retirement Income Security Act, workplace bias, and wage and hour class suits.

Alexandra Harwin

Saba Bireda A recent report from Seyfarth Shaw LLP indicates that class certifications are on the rise in discrimination cases.[1] We can expect more certification decisions as plaintiffs benefit from expansive new pay equity laws, target discrete employer policies, and decision makers pursue cases that capture the zeitgeist.

First, a wave of new state laws has made pay discrimination cases a prime...

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