University Defending Sex Bias Case Fumbles Bid to Shield Files

Sept. 24, 2021, 7:07 PM

George Washington University must provide better justification if it wants to keep secret 80 documents related to claims of pay and sex discrimination by an executive assistant in the school’s athletics department, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled.

The school didn’t adequately explain why six emails between employees in its internal equal employment opportunity office were covered by attorney-client privilege, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said Thursday. The employees who sent and received these emails aren’t lawyers, and GWU’s privilege log doesn’t connect these messages to a specific attorney or any ...

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