Quest Diagnostics Hit With $100M Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 2:22 PM EST) -- A pair of female employees slapped Quest Diagnostics Inc. with a $100 million putative class action in New Jersey federal court on Thursday, accusing the company of fostering “old boys' club” attitudes and systemically discriminating against female sales representatives.

Erin Beery and Heather Traeger, both sales representatives in Quest's AmeriPath Inc. division, claim that the company engages in a wide range of discriminatory practices in the selection, promotion and advancement of sales representatives, including discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and caretaking responsibilities in violation of...
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