Alert: Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores: Closer Analysis of Key Issues and Lessons for Employers


In this alert:

I. Further Analysis of Key Legal Issues

..Centralized Employment Practices

..Delegated Decision-Making and Excessive Subjectivity

..Statistical Aggregation

..Anecdotal Evidence

..Punitive Damages and the Right to Defend Against Individual Awards

II. Lessons for Employers

..Focus on Objective Factors

..Post Jobs and Track Applications

..Consider Employment Audits

..Scrutinize EEO-1 Reports

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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