What is the Sex Discrimination at Work Project?

 

Sex Discrimination at Work is a partnership between NCWO and civil rights law firms to identify women who are experiencing sex discrimination at work, and to assist in bringing class action lawsuits where warranted.† To date we have heard from several hundred female employees at all levels.† Two class action lawsuits have been filed, one against the Smith Barney division of Citigroup and the other against Morgan Stanley.† These two cases were settled for a total of $79 million on behalf of the women in the classes.

 

NCWO would like to assist women in other companies. Women who believe they are experiencing or have experienced sex discrimination should review the information on this website, and after reading that information, if they believe they may have a legal complaint, should contact us for further evaluation and assistance.

 

Does NCWO or its Sex Discrimination at Work Project charge for helping women experiencing employment discrimination?

 

No.  NCWO does not charge fees to women seeking information or legal help.  We do accept donations from law firms, foundations, or individuals who wish to support our work.

 

What about the law firms the NCWO works with?

 

NCWO can refer women to a network of attorneys that are experienced in civil rights litigation.† In class action cases, we refer to firms who work on a contingency basis, and only seek fees as awarded by a court, from funds paid by defendant, if there has been a settlement or favorable verdict Ė you do not have to pay out of pocket for attorneys fees.† If you have an individual case that is not part of a class action, you will most likely have to pay at least some legal fees up front, although you may be able to recover those fees from defendant if the case concludes successfully.† Any fee arrangements are between you and the attorneys you work with.† Our job is to help you determine whether you should pursue legal action and help you decide how to go forward.

 

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