If you're interested in keeping up with Kassman, et al. v. KPMG, the lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against current and former KPMG employees, this press release has some items of note:
Today, approximately 9,000 women who work or worked at KPMG between October 2008 and the present should begin receiving in their mailboxes a Court-ordered notice that details their opportunity to participate in a collective action challenging pay discrimination at KPMG. The Court-ordered Notice was mailed on October 3, 2014. After receiving the Notice, these 9,000 current and former KPMG employees will have the opportunity to submit a Consent to Join form between now and January 31, 2015 in order to join together in this suit that seeks to recover the compensation they should have been paid.
The notice was mailed to former and current female associates, managers, senior managers, directors or managing directors the firm's advisory or tax practices. Katherine Kimpel, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, told me that there is a 4-month opt-in period for the recipients for the notice. After that, well, more litigation of course! We'll keep you posted with the most riveting developments.
For its part, KPMG has maintained that it is, "[a recognized] leader for its strong commitment to supporting women in the workplace." And of course we know that they'll vigorously defend themselves.
In the meantime, female Klynveldians — to opt in or to not opt-in, that appears to be the question. What say you?
[Sanford Heisler, Donna Kassman, et al. v. KPMG, No. 11 Civ. 03743 (LGS).]