Class Certified In Gristede’s Sex Bias Case

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 12:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has certified a class of female Gristede’s employees who accuse the supermarket chain of channeling them into lower-paying, part-time jobs and of failing to promote them to management positions.

Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Monday that class treatment was appropriate with respect to the plaintiffs’ claims for injunctive and declaratory relief based on hiring, promotion and compensation practices at Gristede’s Operating Corp.

She also said plaintiffs’ counsel was experienced and well-qualified,...
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