Female Costco Workers Win Class Cert. In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of some 700 past and current female employees of Costco Wholesale Corp. who claim the retailer overlooks women for promotions to certain warehouse management positions, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's Dukes ruling didn't bar the class. 

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen granted hybrid certification for an injunctive relief class and a monetary relief class, saying the suit focuses its claims on the company’s promotion policies to only the general manager and assistant general manager positions, in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

August 17, 2004

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