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Novartis Division Sued for Gender Discrimination

Mar 18, 2015

Wall Street Journal

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a lawsuit claims that a Novartis division discriminates against female workers, denying them equal pay and promotions. Five years ago, the company paid $152.5 million to settle a gender-discrimination class action lawsuit brought by several female sales representatives, the story said. The lawsuit seeks $110 million in damages.

The lawsuit states that women make up fewer than 15% of senior management positions at Alcon, which contributes to the alleged discrimination. Read the full article