Seyfarth Shaw Labor & Employment partner Gerald Maatman was quoted at length in a Law360 article on April 10. The article discussed a high-stakes EEOC case that could have a major impact on how the agency litigates large-scale claims.
The agency is asking the Eighth Circuit to reconsider a ruling that requires the agency to identify all potential class members before filing a lawsuit. Previously the agency had been using the discovery process to identify class members and losing the ability to do so could significantly harm the EEOC's ability to bring large scale claims.
“If you're an employer or corporate counsel, this is a case on the short list you should be following because the implications from the Eighth Circuit's holding would force the EEOC to change its approach and the manner in which it litigates large-scale claims,” Jerry told Law360.