Month: May 2010

DRUG GIANT NOVARTIS SUFFERS HUGE DEFEAT IN GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

In the largest gender discrimination matter to go to verdict in the United States, a New York jury last week found the drug company Novartis liable for gender discrimination in pay, promotional opportunities, and pregnancy-related matters. The class included female sales representative who worked for the drug company between 2002 and 2007. After delivering a …

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CONNECTICUT WOMAN FILES GENETIC DISCRIMINATION CLAIM WITH THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

A Fairfield, Connecticut woman filed a charge of discrimination last month with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against her former employer under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). Under that law, which went into effect in November, 2009, employers may not use an individual’s genetic background in hiring, firing or deciding promotions. Ms. Pamela …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN TO CURB LABOR VIOLATIONS

The United States Department of Labor recently announced plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The Department of Labor stated that its intention was to foster a culture of compliance among employers, rather than what it called the …

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