Monday, March 26, 2012

Massive EEOC class action slashed to two claims on appeal

Baker & Hostetler LLP
Gregory V. Mersol
March 21 2012

On February 22, 2012, the Eighth Circuit handed the EEOC a major defeat in a putative class-wide sexual harassment case it had brought against a trucking company. EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.pdf, Case Nos. 09-3764/09-3765/10-1682 (8th Cir. Feb. 22, 2012). While the court vacated, at least for the present, a $4.5 million sanction against the Commission, its holding vastly reduced what it claimed to be a case involving hundreds of women trucking employees.

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