Schlumberger Can't Trim Rig Workers' $100M Sex Bias Case

Law360 (December 11, 2020, 9:49 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge has rejected Schlumberger's bid to pare down a $100 million proposed class action from two female rig workers who said they endured sexual harassment and discrimination, saying the women had leveled "plausible" claims that deserved to stay in court.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss some claims brought in a lawsuit by Sara Saidman and Jessica Cheatham alleging that they were threatened and disparaged by male co-workers and Schlumberger retaliated against them for speaking up about it.

While Judge Hoyt left the door open for Schlumberger to ask for summary...

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