News Flash! Shhhhh, She Got it at Jared! Sex Bias Suit Filed Against Jewelers

March 19, 2008 • Fashion



Whoa! There is some disturbing news from the bling front. According to WWD, a group of 15 current and former female employees has filed a class
action lawsuit against the 1,300-store Sterling Jewelers Inc., which
operates under such names as Jared, Kay Jewelers and Belden Jewelers,
charging the retailer with engaging in a pattern of widespread sex
discrimination by denying promotions and equal pay to women. Jump back sister!

law firm representing the women, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll
P.L.L.C., announced the lawsuit just today with four former
Sterling employees.

“The purpose of this suit ultimately is to
change the practices of this company,” said Joseph M. Sellers,
co-counsel with the law firm in the case, which was filed late Tuesday
in U.S. District Court in New York. “It is the industry leader and
other companies look to companies like this in the way they model their

”When an industry leader is engaged in widespread
discrimination, the countenances provide cover for whole industry
practices that may be similar in nature,” Sellers continued.

More to come Thursday!

Source: WWD

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