On December 3, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, to decide whether a defendant employer in a class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may “moot” a case—i.e., place it outside the court’s jurisdiction and thereby end it—by offering the named plaintiff a settlement for her own claims while providing no relief for the other employees on whose behalf she filed suit.  This fact sheet explains the case’s importance to low-wage women workers.
 
You can read our amicus brief here.
Published On: November 2, 2012Associated Issues: Equal Pay and the Wage GapIssues Before the CourtsJudges & CourtsMinimum WagePoverty & Economic SecuritySupreme CourtWorkplace