Bloomberg Law
July 14, 2020, 1:21 PM

Jones Day Seeks Wins on Women’s Pay Claims, Class Status Push

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Female lawyers suing Jones Day for alleged sex discrimination in pay and other key decision-making can’t pursue their Equal Pay Act claims as a collective action because none of them can establish the elements of a violation, the firm told a District of Columbia federal judge.

Of the six lead plaintiffs spearheading the April 2019 suit, only three—Katrina Henderson, Saira Draper, and Meredith Williams—satisfied federal pleading requirements on their Equal Pay Act allegations, Jones Day said Monday. That got them past the initial motion to dismiss stage, but the three women have failed to bolster their claims with actual proof ...

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