EEOC's Sterling Jewelers Bias Case Revived By 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 9, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit revived a nationwide U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sex bias case against Sterling Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday, agreeing with the EEOC that a magistrate judge had improperly second-guessed the adequacy of the agency's presuit investigation.

A three-judge panel breathed new life into the Title VII suit alleging that the largest fine-jewelry company in the U.S. engaged in a practice of nationwide pay and promotion discrimination based on gender, and declared that Title VII allows courts to review whether the EEOC conducted a presuit investigation but not delve into that investigation's adequacy.

Sterling argued at the district court that...

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