Ogletree Gender Bias Suit Shouldn't Be Arbitrated, Atty Says

By Emma Cueto (October 3, 2018, 1:53 PM EDT) -- An attorney suing Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC for gender bias has argued that the $300 million proposed class action currently in California federal court doesn't belong in arbitration, contending that the firm presented its arbitration agreement in a misleading way and that she never actually signed it.

Dawn Knepper, who has alleged that the management-side powerhouse's male-dominated leadership disproportionately favors men over women in pay, promotions and business development opportunities, told the court Tuesday that employees could not be said to have waived the right to a trial simply by remaining silent, especially when an employer was not...

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