Limits Of Justice System Prevent Scrutiny Of Gender Bias

Law360 (August 28, 2019, 2:09 PM EDT) -- On April 3, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a group of former female associates of the large law firm Jones Day brought a $200 million nationwide class action lawsuit alleging pervasive sex discrimination at the firm. Over the past few months, the parties have repeatedly argued over whether certain plaintiffs should be allowed to proceed anonymously to protect their careers from the backlash that public litigants too often endure.

The litigation, Tolton et al. v. Jones Day, has been a case study in why gender inequality in big law and other powerful sectors needs more scrutiny,...

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