J&J Beats Bias Suit From Woman Who Sought Exec Position

Law360 (September 23, 2019, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge has thrown out an employee's suit claiming Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. refused to consider her for an executive position because she's a woman, finding that she hadn't shown the company's stated reasons for passing her over were a smokescreen for bias.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard on Friday granted Johnson & Johnson Vision Care's motion for summary judgment on Mary Anne Pittman's suit claiming the company violated Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act when it bypassed her for an interview for a vice president position in favor of three less-qualified men.

Pittman failed...

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