Case: Alcon Novartis

Merck and Novartis gender bias suits draw renewed attention, and New York is taking action

June 28th, 2018

by Angus Liu As the #MeToo movement puts workplace sexual harassment at the front, Merck & Co. and Novartis, two of the largest pharma companies, find themselves entangled in a different kind of gender problem: alleged pregnancy discrimination. Merck for years has been embroiled in a lawsuit that accused it of discriminating against female sales […]

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 18, 2016 – Alcon settling gender discrimination suit, still facing one claim

July 18th, 2016

As it appeared on the Star-Telegram BY SANDRA BAKER sabaker@star-telegram.com Fort Worth-based Alcon Laboratories, an eye-care company, still faces a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination six months after the company reached a settlement with 13 other women. In December, Alcon reached the settlement with the women in the suit filed in federal court in New York […]

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Novartis agrees to settle sex discrimination suit for $8m

January 4th, 2016

As published on STAT News By Ed Silverman Novartis has settled a proposed sex discrimination lawsuit. After less than a year of litigation, Novartis has agreed to pay $8.2 million to settle a proposed collective class action lawsuit filed by more than a dozen female employees who claimed they were denied equal pay and promotional […]

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Novartis, Alcon face gender discrimination suit

March 19th, 2015

As appeared in Optometry Times By Colleen E. McCarthy, Optometry Times Fort Worth, TX—Two former Alcon employees have filed a $110 million lawsuit, including a class action suit, against Alcon and its parent company, Novartis, claiming the companies discriminated against the employees based on their gender. The lawsuit claims that Alcon paid the plaintiffs less […]

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Fortune, March 17, 2015 – Novartis Unit Hit with $110 million gender discrimination suit

March 17th, 2015

As appeared in Fortune By Daniel Wiessner Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:02pm EDT (Reuters) – A new $110 million lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims a U.S. division at Swiss drugmaker Novartis has routinely denied female employees equal pay and promotional opportunities, five years after the pharmaceutical giant was hit with a nine-figure jury verdict over […]

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Star-Telegram, March 17, 2015 – Ex-workers sue Alcon, allege gender and pay bias

March 17th, 2015

As appeared in the Star-Telegram Two female former employees say they were repeatedly passed over for promotions in a company that they describe as having a “boys’ club” atmosphere. By Sandra Baker Two female former employees at Fort Worth-based Alcon Laboratories are suing the company and its parent, Novartis, saying they were routinely denied promotions […]

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