Trucking and logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide faces trials as early as this summer on lawsuits claiming the company discriminated against female employees in pay and promotion.
A federal judge late last month certified two discrimination cases against Minnesota-based C.H. Robinson as class-action suits, one involving pay and one promotions.
But U.S. District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen declined to assign class action status to female workers' sexual harassment claims, saying the harassment claims at C.H. Robinson stations did not prove that the company had a policy promoting or approving such behavior.
An attorney representing the women said the pay case involves about 2,000 women who work at the company and about 600 women also claim they were discriminated against in promotions.