Ford Workers Want Class Certified In Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2017, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Ford workers alleging “blatant” and “severe” sexual harassment at two of the automaker’s Chicago plants asked an Illinois federal court on Monday to certify a class of all the female employees at both plants, just days after accusing Ford of trying to preemptively sabotage their certification bid.

The accusations go back decades at Ford’s Chicago assembly and stamping plants, and U.S. District Judge Sharon Coleman acknowledged earlier this month that Ford may have been engaging in “gamesmanship” when it started sending out notices of a $10.13 million settlement it reached with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the same charges...

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