Gender Discrimination Alive and Well

October 23, 2010 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

In May of 2010, a jury in a gender discrimination case pending in a New York City federal court awarded a class of 5,600 female plaintiffs over $250 million in punitive damages and almost $4 million in compensatory damages.  A back pay award is also expected.  The plaintiffs are current and former sales employees of a drug maker who alleged they suffered bias in pay, promotional opportunities and pregnancy-related matters.  Here is a news article with some more details about the lawsuit and the plaintiffs’  verdict:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/business/20drug.html Some news accounts have said this is the largest gender discrimination lawsuit ever to go to a jury verdict in the United States.

Acknowledgement and thanks to Mike O’Brien (writer) and Kriss Hess (sender) at the law firm Jones Waldo in Salt Lake City, UT

Note: Posts on this blog are for information purposes only, and are not legal advice.

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