Posted April 5th, 2011.
NEW YORK — Two women who had sales jobs with Eaton Corp. have sued the Cleveland-based manufacturer alleging gender discrimination.
The two filed the class-action lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in New York City. They worked in Eaton offices in New York and New Jersey.
The women allege they were paid less than male counterparts, were passed over for promotions and suffered harassment that led to one woman having a heart attack.
Spokesman Scott Schroeder (SHROH’-dehr) says the company generally doesn’t comment on pending lawsuits but is committed to fair and equal treatment of employees. He says Eaton doesn’t discriminate.
The lawsuit seeks $150 million in damages for what could be hundreds of current or former employees. The suit also seeks changes in the alleged discriminatory pay and promotion policies.
—Copyright 2011 Associated Press