Mo. Court Keeps Anheuser-Busch Sex Bias Suit Alive

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court ruled Tuesday that a trial court correctly found that Anheuser-Busch Inc.'s former highest-ranking female executive's contracts did not require that she arbitrate claims that the company pays women less than men.

The ruling clears the way for the suit brought by Francine I. Katz, former vice president of communications and consumer affairs for Anheuser-Busch, which alleges the company violated the Missouri Human Rights Act by underpaying female staff and fostering a corporate culture adverse to female employees. The case had been stayed...
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