Employment Class Actions
The Firm recently broke new ground for #MeToo movement, by certifying a class of 270 women truck drivers, in Sellars v. CRST Expedited. The class action lawsuit was the subject of an ABC 20/20 report by Diane Sawyer. Sexual harassment lawsuit against long-haul trucking company in the age of #MeToo.
The Firm obtained a $3,480,000 settlement for a class of 175 women shipyard workers, who alleged discrimination in pay, and sexual harassment, in Aviles v. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Inc. The settlement required that the employer use job performance to determine compensation, and provide prompt investigation of sexual harassment complaints, and meaningful discipline. Employees at BAE have noted a major improvement in working conditions.