Sedgwick Gender Bias Arbitration Likely, But Wrong: Judge

Law360, San Francisco (October 13, 2016, 3:29 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday bemoaned that U.S. Supreme Court precedent will likely force him to send a Sedgwick LLP partner’s proposed gender discrimination class action against the firm to arbitration, saying that while he doesn’t agree with the ruling, he’s “way down at the bottom of the heap.”

U.S. District Judge William Alsup said if he did send the suit to arbitration, he would stay the lawsuit and would be sure to call it back into court if Sedgwick tried to “stonewall” the process.

He ended Thursday’s hearing on the firm’s motion to compel arbitration in the case —...

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