SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 18-CV-337830
THE COURT GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL TO THIS SETTLEMENT ON APRIL 28, 2023.
You may be a member of the Class if you are a woman who was actively employed in California by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company between November 1, 2015 and November 3, 2022 in one of the job codes set forth on Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement.
On November 3, 2022, the Santa Clara County Superior Court granted preliminary approval of this Settlement and ordered that all Settlement Class Members be notified of the Settlement. The Court has not made any determination of the validity of the claims in the Action. Defendant vigorously denies the claims in the Action and contends that it fully complied with all applicable laws.
The settlement resolves a case that was brought as a class-action lawsuit, R. Ross & C. Rogus v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 18 CV 337830 (the “Action”), in which Plaintiffs Rocio Ross and Claudia Rogus (“Plaintiffs”) allege causes of action related to unequal pay practices for: (1) violation of the California Equal Pay Act (“EPA”), Cal. Lab. Code §§ 1197.5, 1194.5 (including violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Gov. Code § 12940(a)); (2) failure to pay all wages due to discharged and quitting employees, Cal. Lab. Code §§ 201-203, 1194.5; (3) unfair business practices, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 (“UCL”) (including violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act)); and (4) declaratory relief, Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1060 et seq.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
|DO NOTHING AND RECEIVE PAYMENT||Get a payment and give up your legal rights to pursue claims released by the Settlement of the Action.|
|OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT||Exclude yourself from the Settlement. In such an instance, you get no payment from the Settlement, and will retain your legal rights to pursue individual claims that would otherwise be released by the Settlement.|
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT||If you do not opt out, you may write to the Settlement Administrator, Atticus Administration (“Settlement Administrator”), about why you object to the Settlement and they will forward your concerns to Class Counsel, and your concerns will then be provided to the Court. If the Court approves the Settlement despite your objection, you will still be bound by the Settlement. If you timely object, you or your attorney may also address the Court during the Final Fairness Hearing scheduled for April 27, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., in Dept. 1 of the Downtown Superior Court of Santa Clara Superior Court, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (though as explained below, appearances are remote due to COVID-19).|
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