Gristede's Wins Protective Order In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has issued a broad protective order limiting the use of employee personnel files produced by Gristede’s Operating Corp. in a class action that accuses the supermarket chain of channeling women into low-paying jobs and failing to promote them to management positions.

Plaintiffs' attorneys had argued that although medical records, child support documents and criminal conviction records should be kept confidential, a protective order was unnecessary because they were already inclined to consider the privacy concerns of employees.

But on Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Henry...
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