Law360, New York (November 17, 2016, 9:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged a New York federal judge Wednesday to make Sterling Jewelers turn over documents it previously asserted were privileged in a sex bias suit, saying they were shown in a parallel arbitration to reflect business analysis regarding the pay of female retail workers.
In a 12-page brief, the agency told New York’s Western District that Sterling lost any right it had to claim privilege when it publicly filed a class determination award, which quoted and summarized crucial portions of the compliance management and pay raise reports in dispute in a parallel private arbitration.
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