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EY, Female Ex-Principal End Lawsuit Over Bias Arbitration Costs

Sept. 22, 2020, 8:43 PM

EY and a female former principal allegedly subjected to sexual harassment, retaliation, and other sex discrimination throughout her time with the firm agreed to end her lawsuit alleging high costs of arbitrating the dispute prevented her from vindicating her rights, federal court records show.

Karen Ward’s challenge to the allocation of costs under her employment agreement with EY was previously rejected June 23 by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ward said her share of the arbitration costs were 41,000 times higher than what she would be required to pay if she could sue in ...