News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) Hit With $100 Million Sex Discrimination Lawsuit


7/6/2012 6:38:26 AM

In the latest instance of alleged sexual discrimination by female sales reps in the pharmaceutical industry, four women who used to work for Forest Laboratories have filed a lawsuit charging the drugmaker with gender discrimination related to pregnancies, maternity leaves and caregiving responsibilities, as well as verbal harassment. They are seeking $100 million in damages. The lawsuit comes amid a growing number of such complaints filed by big sales reps against some of the largest drugmakers. Last year, AstraZeneca agreed to pay $250,000 to 124 women who were subjected to pay discrimination and a class action lawsuit was filed alleging that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals discriminated against female employees . Two years ago, Novartis agreed to pay $152.5 million to settle a sex discrimination class action lawsuit brought by female sales reps.

Read at Pharmalot
Read at Reuters
Read at News Release
Read at Long Island Business News


comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES