Nike Sued Over Sex Bias, Ignoring Harassment Complaints

By Vin Gurrieri (August 10, 2018, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Several female former Nike employees filed a proposed class action Thursday that alleges the sports apparel giant systematically pays women less than their male counterparts, holds them back from promotions and gives short shrift to their complaints of sexual misbehavior.

The hybrid proposed class and collective action by plaintiffs Kelly Cahill and Sara Johnston accuses Nike Inc. of violating the Equal Pay Act as well as Oregon state law by maintaining policies that create and exacerbate gender disparities in pay and promotions at the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

Besides alleging that Nike "intentionally and willfully" discriminated against women in pay...

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