John Deere Hit With Sex Discrimination Class Action

Law360, New York (March 16, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Deere & Co., the agriculture giant behind the John Deere brand, was hit with a sex discrimination class action Wednesday in California federal court for allegedly maintaining employment practices that prevent women from being hired.

Holly Artis of Modesto, Calif., filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accusing the company's John Deere Landscapes unit of rejecting her for an entry-level customer service position in 2007 because of her gender.

The complaint alleges that Deere denies employment to women by...
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Artis et al v. John Deere Landscapes, Inc. et al


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3:10-cv-05289

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

William Alsup

Date Filed

November 22, 2010

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