Case: Merck

Merck Workers Defend Class Claims In $250M Sex Bias Suit

September 18th, 2018

By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (September 18, 2018, 10:23 PM EDT) — Women who used to work for Merck & Co. Inc. told a New Jersey federal judge on Monday that the company’s attempt to defeat their class claims in a sex bias suit seeking $250 million rested on a “hair-splitting house of cards,” arguing […]

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Merck Can’t Sink Cert. In $250M Sex Bias Class Action

August 1st, 2018

By RJ Vogt Law360 (August 1, 2018, 9:36 PM EDT) — A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday denied Merck & Co. Inc.’s bid to knock down a class certification bid from female former sales representatives in their $250 million gender discrimination suit, scheduling a hearing later this month to discuss the certification and other […]

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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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New York to Investigate Claims of Pregnancy Discrimination at 4 Companies

June 27th, 2018

By Natalie Kitroeff Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York directed a state agency on Wednesday to investigate allegations of pregnancy discrimination at Walmart, Merck, Novartis and Glencore. Mr. Cuomo said the agency, the Division of Human Rights, also planned to run ads on New York City subways to raise awareness about pregnancy discrimination. The […]

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ThePharmaLetter.com, July 26, 2016 – Equal pay class action lawsuit against Merck & Co gathers pace

July 26th, 2016

As it appeared on PharmaLetter.com More than 400 women have come forward over the past month to join a class action lawsuit against US pharma giant Merck & Co (NYSE: MRK), lawyers have revealed. It brings the total number of female employees claiming gender discrimination to 405. As well as challenging alleged unfair pay decisions, […]

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400+ Women are Suing Drug Giant Merck & Co. (MRK) Over Unequal Pay

July 22nd, 2016

As appeared on BioSpace NEW YORK – Merck & Co. (MRK) is under fire this morning after more than 400 current and former female employees filed a $250 million class action lawsuit against the drug giant alleging gender discrimination and unequal pay. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said that within the past month, more than 400 […]

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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Embattled By Over 400 Pay Discrimination Claims

July 22nd, 2016

Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC and Sanford Heisler, LLP have revealed that more than 400 women had already reached out with discrimination claims relating to the $250 million women discrimination class action lawsuit against Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Both former and current female employees still have three weeks to file their claims and join […]

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Sanford Heisler Announces That More Than 400 Current and Former Employees Have Joined the $250 Million Sex Discrimination Case Against Merck and Intervet

July 21st, 2016

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The women in Smith et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. et. al., 3:13-cv-02970 (D.N.J.), a $250 million gender bias class action, reached another milestone on Thursday, when Counsel for the Plaintiffs, Sanford Heisler, LLP and Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC, announced that over 400 women have […]

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FiercePharma, July 21, 2016 – Merck’s $250M equal-pay lawsuit gains heft as 400 more women claim discrimination

July 21st, 2016

As appeared on FiercePharma The $250 million gender bias suit against Merck & Co. just picked up more steam. Conditionally certified as a class action in May, the lawsuit has picked up more than 400 women to bolster allegations that the company underpaid female sales reps. Filed under the Equal Pay Act, the complaint alleges […]

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Fortune, July 21, 2016 – More Than 400 Women Are Now Suing Merck for Unequal Pay

July 21st, 2016

As it appeared on Fortune  More than 400 current and former female employees of Merck MRK -0.31% have joined a $250 million class action suit against the drugmaker, alleging diminished pay and gender discrimination, the law firm representing the plaintiffs announced on Thursday. “Many women across the country believe that they suffered pay discrimination while […]

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