August 22, 2017 / 9:51 PM / a year ago

Lawyer suing Steptoe for sex bias fights firm's bid for arbitration

A former Steptoe & Johnson associate has asked a federal judge to reject the firm’s attempt to send her proposed sex discrimination class action to arbitration.

Ji-In Houck said in a filing in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday that Steptoe cannot get around a recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that said class action waivers violate workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act by claiming she was a supervisor.

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