A Novartis AG pharmaceuticals unit discriminated against female sales representatives in the U.S. and must pay compensatory and punitive damages, a federal jury found in a $200 million lawsuit against the company.
The jury in Manhattan federal court reached its decision today following a month-long trial of a class-action lawsuit on claims of discrimination against women at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. unit of Europe’s second-largest drugmaker. The panel will return tomorrow to decide on the amount of punitive damages the company must pay.
Monday, May 17, 2010
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