HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: Court Tosses Out $15 Million Race-Bias Settlement

The Ninth Circuit has thrown out a $15 million class-action settlement in a case accusing Boeing Co. of workplace bias. A group of employees had challenged the settlement, arguing that it was inequitable because some victims would have received up to 16 times more money than others, and that it didn’t do enough to prevent future job bias at Boeing. The appeals court also found that the $3.85 million the settlement allocated to attorneys’ fees for lawyers representing the class was unjustified and inflated.