EEOC Waived Right To Docs In Sex Bias Case, Sterling Says

By Matthew Guarnaccia (December 1, 2016, 8:19 PM EST) -- Sterling Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday urged a New York federal judge not to allow the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to access documents supposedly related to a sex bias lawsuit, arguing that the information in question is privileged and that the agency previously waived its right to them.

Sterling told U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara that even though the documents were mentioned in a motion seeking to vacate a class award from a parallel arbitration, they do not reflect business analysis of female worker pay as suggested by the EEOC. The company said they are actually protected communications reflecting legal...

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