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California Female Prosecutors’ Bias Suit Mostly Headed to Trial

June 27, 2022, 8:13 PM

Five women who say they were demoted, denied promotions, and otherwise hindered in their career advancement while working as deputy district attorneys for Contra Costa County raised triable evidence on most of their gender discrimination and retaliation claims, the Northern District of California ruled.

It remains unclear whether some of their allegations were pursued in the time allowed by federal sex bias law. As a result, it’s possible that the issues for trial will be narrowed more after additional discussions between the parties and further briefing, the court said.

The court chided the parties for their “disappointing” briefing on the ...