Employment practices lawsuits increasing, PLUS speakers say

Ceniceros, Roberto
April 2005
Business Insurance;4/25/2005, Vol. 39 Issue 17, p4
The article reports that class action lawsuits alleging discrimination stemming from employers' pay and promotional practices are on the rise. The statement was given by the speakers to the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Such lawsuits may trigger coverage under employment practices liability insurance policies, the speakers told PLUS' Employment & Fiduciary Issues Symposium, held in Los Angeles, California on April 13-14. Despite the Class Action Fairness Act that U.S. George W. President Bush signed in February and hailed as a step toward ending the lawsuit culture in the United States, plaintiffs continue to file an extraordinary number of class action "wage and hour" lawsuits, noted Bryan T. McMillan, a partner at Littler Mendelson in San Jose, California. INSET: PLUS employment issues symposium attracts 175..


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