Class Action Settlement Approved in the Costco Gender Discrimination Class Action.

The district court granted final approval of the parties’ proposed class action settlement in Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Costco gender discrimination class action.  The settlement establishes a process through which class members can present claims that they were denied or delayed a promotion to Assistant General Manager or General Manager because of their gender. An impartial arbitrator will then decide if claims are successful.