A federal appeals court denied former employees of EMC Corp. class-action status in their complaint against the company claiming sexual discrimination.
This means that the plaintiffs will have to pursue their complaints on an individual basis. The two plaintiffs had each worked in EMC’s Chicago-area sales force from 1999 to 2003. They filed their suit in 2004 after they had lost their jobs.
The plaintiffs and 15 other former salesmen and women have described company-paid visits to strip clubs, demeaning sexual remarks or retaliation against women who complained about the atmosphere. Three women have said male managers sometimes unfairly removed women from accounts they developed and replaced them with men.
Read the complaint here:Download file
Class-action cases can bring to public courts disputes that are normally restricted to private arbitration hearings.
If you or a family member have been subjected to wrongful termination or discrimination in the work place, then please contact the Doctor Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik of Southlake, Texas. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.
Legal Analysis: Discrimination and wrongful termination is pervasive in large male dominated industries such as the electronic field. It is not buisiness as usual to engage in locker room antics. And women must stand up and not put up with this sexist behaviour; their silence only encourages this type of behaviour.