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New Special Report Available on Damages in Systemic Discrimination Class Actions

  • June 3, 2009

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, class-wide punitive damages can be determined by a jury in Title VII pattern or practice cases and back pay determinations may be made without individualized hearings when appropriate.  If the courts agree with the EEOC, many employers could lose their ability to defend individual employment decisions in large class actions with evidence of wrongdoing turning on company-wide statistics.  

Jackson Lewis has prepared a new Special Report entitled, “EEOC Position Threatens Employers’ Ability to Defend Individual Employment Decisions in Systemic Discrimination Cases,” (view Complimentary Special Report)  to provide clients with a clear understanding of the EEOC’s position, as well as tips on what employers can do now to avoid costly and burdensome class action litigation and EEOC enforcement actions.

Visit our Webinars and Special Reports page to view this and other Reports.

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