By Gavin Broady (November 5, 2012, 3:36 PM EST) -- Six women on Friday joined a $100 million New York gender discrimination class action against Forest Laboratories Inc., bringing to 10 the total number of sales representatives who say they were denied fair compensation and promotions by the drugmaker.
The six new plaintiffs — all of whom are current or former Forest sales representatives — join a suit that targets Forest Laboratories and subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. over claims that it engages in systematic, company-wide discriminatory treatment of female employees based on their gender, particularly with respect to women who are pregnant or have children.
The suit, originally filed in July,...
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