Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Cases
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  • RABBI FREUNDEL VOYEURISM CLASS ACTIONS

    Early in 2015, Freundel plead guilty in a criminal proceeding before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to numerous counts of illicitly filming women as they used the “mikvah”- a Jewish ritual bath frequently used by married Orthodox women as well as by women undergoing conversion to Judaism. Read More

  • CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP GENDER DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION

    According to Plaintiff Kerrie Campbell, a nationally recognized trial lawyer and partner in Chadbourne’s Washington, DC office, female partners at the firm are excluded from positions of decision-making authority and receive less pay and bonuses even when they out-perform their male counterparts.  There is only a one-tier partnership, with every partner characterized as an equity partner. Read More.

  • LIFE ALERT SEXUAL HARASSMENT & GENDER DISCRIMINATION CASE

    The complaint accuses Mr. Gonen of informing Mrs. Hayblum that he would do anything to get her into his bed and telling her salacious and sexually explicit jokes. According to the complaint, Mr. Gonen graduated from sexually harassing words to forcible, unauthorized touching – Mr. Gonen is accused of repeatedly and inappropriately rubbing against Mrs. Hayblum, groping Mrs. Hayblum’s breasts without her consent, and hugging and holding Mrs. Hayblum while warning her not to move. Read More

  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

    The complaint provides extensive details regarding how the senior leadership of Columbia – including the Provost of the University and the Dean of Columbia Business School – allowed one of Columbia’s senior, tenured professors to sexually harass and obstruct the work of a female junior faculty member, plaintiff Enrichetta Ravina. Read More

  • JAMAICA COLOSSEUM MALL SEXUAL HARASSMENT & GENDER DISCRIMINATION CASE

    The complaint alleges that two supervisors of the mall’s cleaning and security staff sexually assaulted, threatened, and stalked one of their employees, Sandra Douglas, as she tried to perform her job duties. When Ms. Douglas complained, the mall fired her. The Complaint further alleges that two months into her employment at JCM, the supervisor of JCM’s security team also began to sexually harass Ms. Douglas. Read More

  • MARIA SICOLA V. CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC.

    The complaint alleges that the shocking decision to terminate Ms. Sicola and promote Mr. Thorpe in her place was the culmination of years of unlawful discrimination based on gender and age to which C&W’s all male global leadership team subjects women over 40. Read More

  • MERCK GENDER PAY, PROMOTION AND PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION

    This gender discrimination class action against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., Inc. was originally filed by Plaintiff Kelli Smith in May 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In January 2014, four additional class representatives from around the country joined the suit as plaintiffs alleging pay, promotion and pregnancy discrimination against the company.  Read More

  • KPMG GENDER DISCRIMINATION PAY, PROMOTION AND PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION

    In June 2011, Class Representative Donna Kassman filed a lawsuit against KPMG to remedy KPMG’s systemic discrimination in pay and promotion, discrimination based on pregnancy, and chronic failure to properly investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment. Later that same year, the lawsuit was amended to add Named Plaintiffs from around the country who had experienced discrimination similar to what Ms. Kassman had suffered. Read More

  • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC GENDER DISCRIMINATION PAY AND PROMOTION DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION

    In March 2015, class representatives Denise Fretter and Maria Korsgaard filed a $50 million nationwide class and collective action against the Valencia, CA-based medical device manufacturer, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation (BSNC), in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The Plaintiffs allege systemic violations of the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act stemming from the company’s treatment of women who worked in its sales force hierarchy. Read More

  • BARRETT, ET AL, v. FOREST LABORATORIES, INC., ET AL.

    In July 2012, Sanford Heisler, LLP filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against Forest Laboratories, Inc., and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Forest”) in federal court in New York, alleging, among other claims, that Forest discriminates against its female Sales Representatives by paying them less than their male counterparts. The Plaintiffs also allege claims of failure to promote, discrimination based on pregnancy and maternity leave, sexual harassment, and retaliation. In 2014, the Court denied Forest’s attempt to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ claims, and in 2015 the Court conditionally certified a class under the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Read More

  • ALCON/NOVARTIS GENDER CLASS ACTION AND COLLECTIVE ACTION

    In March 2015, Plaintiffs Elyse Dickerson and Dr. Susan Orr filed a Title VII and Equal Pay Act case against the pharma giant Novartis and its Alcon division in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit seeks $110 million, company-wide changes to redress gender discrimination, and individual relief.  Read More

  • PUBLICIS GROUPE AND MSL GENDER PAY, PROMOTION AND PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION CLASS ACTION

    Sanford Heisler filed a class action gender discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women working at Publicis Group and MSLGroup since 2008 alleging pay and promotion discrimination. The suit also alleges discriminatory terminations, demotions and job reassignments of female employees following maternity leave. Read More

  • GARDA GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

    In February 2015, former Vice President of Business Process and Integration Nicole Watson filed a complaint alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment against Garda, a company that provides armored trucks throughout the United States and touts itself as being a “global leader in comprehensive security and risk management.” The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Read More