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Lawsuit charges Cigna with gender discrimination

March 3rd, 2011

As it appeared in Reuters By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – A veteran Cigna Corp manager sued the health insurer on Thursday, saying it unfairly blocks female employees from promotions and higher-paying jobs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks $100 million in damages and asks for class-action status. Bretta Karp, a […]

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Cigna Hit With $100M Gender Bias Suit

March 3rd, 2011

As it appeared in the Boston Business Journal by Julie M. Donnelly A female worker in the Boston office of health insurer Cigna Health Care Inc. has filed a $100 million gender discrimination suit against the health plan, alleging that women were subjected to a hostile work environment and inferior treatment to male employees. Bretta […]

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Cigna Faces Class-Action Suit Alleging Discriminatory Employment Practices

March 3rd, 2011

As it appeared in BestWeek BOSTON March 03 (BestWire) — A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by a female employee of Cigna Health Care, alleging discriminatory employment practices and seeking at least $100 million in damages. Filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, Bretta Karp, a long-time Cigna provider contracting manager, sued the company […]

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Cigna employee seeks $100m in discrimination suit

March 3rd, 2011

As it appeared in the Boston Globe Globe Staff A woman in the Boston office of Cigna Health Care Inc. is seeking $100 million in damages in a lawsuit that alleges that the health care provider systematically discriminates against women by fostering a hostile work environment and by denying women rightful salary increases. Specifically, the […]

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Partner Kate Kimpel has co-authored a compelling amicus brief in the Wal-Mart discrimination suit

March 1st, 2011

Partner Kate Kimpel has co-authored a compelling amicus brief in the Wal-Mart discrimination suit – the largest civil rights class action in the nation’s history. The bellweather US Supreme Court case has far-reaching consequences for workers’ rights. Kimpel and her co-authors from the National Partnership for Women & Families argue that size of the plaintiff […]

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France’s Publicis Faces $100 mln Gender Bias Lawsuit

February 24th, 2011

As it appeared in Reuters By Caroline Humer NEW YORK(Reuters) – A former public relations employee has sued Publicis Groupe SA for $100 million, saying the French advertising company discriminates against women in pay and promotions. Women make up 70 percent of the company’s public relations staff but hold only about 15 percent of leadership […]

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Woman Hits Publicis Groupe With $100M Sex Bias Suit

February 24th, 2011

Law360

By Pete Brush Law360, New York (February 24, 2011) — A Massachusetts woman filed a $100 million class action against Publicis Groupe SA on Thursday in New York federal court, claiming the advertising giant discriminates against women at its U.S. public relations business. “Publicis’ glass ceiling might as well be a cement wall,” named plaintiff […]

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Sex-discrimination lawsuit filed against Publicis

February 24th, 2011

As it appeared in PRDaily.com By Michael Sebastian This morning, a former female executive of Publicis Groupe SA’s public relations unit filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging “systemic, company-wide discrimination against its female PR employees in the United States.” The lawsuit seeks class-action status for female PR employees who worked at Publicis in the […]

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MSLGroup faces gender discrimination lawsuit

February 24th, 2011

As it appeared in PR Week NEW YORK: Monique da Silva, a former global healthcare director at MSLGroup, filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against Publicis Groupe and MSLGroup, alleging “systemic” discrimination against female PR employees. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on February 24. […]

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Paging Scotus: Ninth Circuit Rules Pharma Reps Are Exempt from Overtime Laws, Creating Direct Split with Second Circuit

February 15th, 2011

As appeared in Litigation Daily By Nate Raymond Are pharmaceutical sales representatives exempt from federal overtime laws? That’s a question whose answer very much depends on which U.S. circuit court you ask. In a 32-page decision Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that an overtime class action by GlaxoSmithKline sales […]

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