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Federal judge dismisses most claims in Sony sexism lawsuit

The judge will give the former Sony employee a chance to deliver a stronger case.

A US federal judge has dismissed 10 of 13 claims without prejudice in a gender discrimination class action lawsuit filed against Sony PlayStation by a former employee.

As per Axios, US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler dismissed most of former IT security analyst Emma Majo’s claims but will provide Majo the chance to amend and refile them.

“[One] claim is dismissed because the plaintiff merely recited the elements of the claim and did not allege any specific facts,” Beeler wrote as part of her ruling. “For example, she does not describe her work or how her work was substantially equal to the work of any male allegedly paid more than she was paid.”

Sony has attempted to block Majo’s intention to make the lawsuit a class action one, though the company was unsuccessful. Majo first filed her suit back in February of this year; a month later in March, eight additional women have added their experiences to the case.

We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.


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