New York residents may have heard about a class-action claim against Sterling Jewelry. The first claims were filed in 2008, and the matter eventually involved more than 69,000 employees. The plaintiffs alleged that the company engaged in promotion discrimination as well as sexual harassment against women. Among the allegations were claims of being groped or being asked for sex in exchange for promotions or other prime assignments.
New York residents who shop at stores such as Kay Jewelers or Zales may be interested to learn that Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of those retailers, is facing a class-action sexual harassment arbitration case according to the Washington Post. The class includes 69,000 current and former female workers in addition to statements from 250 former employees outlining an alleged culture of sexual harassment over two decades.