In 2010 the ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on the question of whether women who claimed that they were facing sex discrimination at work could file a class action.

Unfortunately, after the case was briefed the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, which placed substantial restrictions on large class actions of this type. Based on Wal-Mart, in May 2013 the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of class certification.

(Davis v. Cintas Corp.; ACLU of Michigan Attorney Jessie Rossman; National ACLU Attorney Ariela Migdal; Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund.)

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