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Under the law, gender discrimination claims can be made by both women and men, although women traditionally are perceived by jurors as “typical” plaintiffs in such actions. Jurors’ own gender can influence their perceptions of the validity of gender discrimination claims. Elkins and colleagues (2001) examined whether a “same sex” bias existed in the evaluation of gender discrimination claims, that is, whether male jurors evaluated claims of male plaintiffs more positively, and female jurors evaluated claims of female plaintiffs more positively…