Female Workers Win Conditional Cert In $100M Sex-Bias Row

Law360, New York (September 2, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday conditionally certified a group of female workers who filed a $100 million gender bias suit accusing Forest Laboratories Inc. of widespread discrimination, saying the employees cleared the minimal hurdle required for initial certification.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Dolinger granted conditional certification to a collective class of female sales representatives under the Equal Pay Act who were employed by the Actavis PLC subsidiary between 2009 and 2014.

"In this case plaintiffs present various forms of evidence to demonstrate provisionally that the proposed collective of opt-ins are similarly situated to them and that there is...

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