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Kellogg Can’t Separate Married Workers’ Bias Claims

Oct. 20, 2017, 4:34 PM

Kellogg Co. failed to convince a federal judge that a fired married couple must bring their discrimination and retaliation claims in separate lawsuits.

The case highlights a scenario in which a court will reject an employer’s arguments for severing claims brought by married workers.

The claims brought by Yachira Roman and Steve Roman should be heard together because they stem from the same events and involve common questions of law and fact, Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas ruled Oct. 19 (Roman v. Kellogg Co., 2017 BL 375592, D. Kan., No. 17-2201, motion to sever denied 10/19/17

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