Sedgwick Partner Settles In Gender Discrimination Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 23, 2017, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A partner who sued Sedgwick LLP for gender-based discrimination has agreed to drop her putative class action in California federal court after reaching a settlement with the firm, according to a filing on Thursday.

Chicago-based nonequity partner Traci Ribeiro filed a proposed class action last summer that alleged systemic gender-based discrimination and a male-dominated culture where women earned less and didn’t advance as far as men.

Earlier this year, the parties held a meeting with mediator David Rotman in San Francisco that resulted in a provisional settlement. Negotiations continued and then an arbitrator overseeing the case approved the agreement, according to...

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