Bayer Gets $100 Million Gender Discrimination Headache

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It's going to take a lot more than aspirin to make this $100 million lawsuit headache go away. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals was just been hit with a class action complaint citing a pattern and practice of discrimination in pay, promotions, and the treatment of pregnant women and mothers.

The complaint, which was filed by law firm of Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, in U.S. District Court for New Jersey, claims that Bayer has published and disseminated articles that suggest men are better suited to be managers than women, describing females as prone to "mood swings," "indecision," and "backstabbing;" and concluding that "women with power are 'loose cannons' who often feel threatened by colleagues."

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