Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2019, 10:12 AM

Ford Turned to Trump Labor Pick Scalia to Fight Harassment Suits

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Ford Motor Co. for decades has been defending a series of lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and racial abuse in the automaker’s plants. The company has paid more than $30 million to settle some of those cases and CEO Jim Hackett in 2017 issued an apology to employees after scathing reports of rampant on the job abuses.

Since at least 2007, the company has leaned heavily on Eugene Scalia, the Trump administration’s pick to run the Labor Department, and a team of other high-powered attorneys to defend it in the most significant lawsuits at the federal appeals level.

Scalia’s approach to ...

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