Western Digital Class Action

Case Type: Gender Discrimination

Company: Western Digital

Sanford Heisler Sharp is pleased to announce that, on Jan. 5, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a $7.75 million class and collective action settlement in this case against Western Digital Corporation and Western Digital Technologies, Inc. on behalf of a class of 1,863 female employees alleging sex discrimination and unequal pay.

Under the Settlement, over $5 million will be distributed directly to class members according to a settlement formula. Class members should expect to receive their individual checks in the mail in February 2021.

Western Digital will also institute comprehensive programmatic relief designed to ensure equal opportunities for women at the company. Western Digital has already initiated several measures and will undertake others designed to enhance equity, objectivity, and transparency in pay and promotions. These measures include: creating a plan to increase the number of women hired and promoted to leadership; educating employees on non-discrimination policies; conducting statistical analyses of gender equity in pay and promotions; and revamping the Western Digital’s internal complaint procedures. Western Digital will also appoint an internal compliance monitor, who will ensure the implementation and compliance with the agreement and provide reports to the attorneys representing the class.

Class members who wish to confirm their mailing information should contact the Class Administrator, Rust Consulting, at 866-665-8440 or [email protected]

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