Employment Discrimination Clinic Gains Class Certification for Comcast Race Bias Suit
A federal judge has allowed some African-American employees alleging race discrimination at a Comcast Corp. facility on the South Side to sue as a class, a decision that would increase the risk for the company.
Eleven current and former workers brought the lawsuit in 2011. With the class certification, they are suing on behalf of about 350 people who have worked at the facility since 2005.
The mere certification of a class-action suit can prompt defendants to settle in light of the sums at stake.
(More about the Clinic's involvement in the case is available here.)