Last November I posted about pregnancy discrimination at LucasFilm Singapore. Previously, there was another case of a woman who sued and won a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against LucasFilm in California.
California’s First Appellate District reversed the judgment and remanded it for a new trial on Monday.
It found that the trial court had improperly refused a jury instruction that Lucasfilm proposed regarding the use of “business judgment” in whether Veronese got the job.
The judge said she was disappointed that senior executives at the companies involved hadn’t been deposed before yesterday’s hearing over whether she should certify the case as a group lawsuit. The class would include different categories of employees whose incomes, their lawyers argue, were artificially reduced because of the collusion. Koh didn’t rule on class certification.