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Sterling Jewelers Class Issue Sent Back for Another Look

July 24, 2017, 9:03 PM

A lower court must decide whether an arbitrator overstepped her authority by including in a class of current and former employees suing Sterling Jewelers for sex discrimination tens of thousands of workers who had not opted in to the class, a federal appeals court held (Jock v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc., 2017 BL 254838, 2d Cir., No. 15-3947, unpublished 7/24/17).

The July 24 unpublished opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacates a lower court’s order that partly upheld the arbitrator’s class certification award to a group of women suing the nation’s largest jewelry retailer ...