Merck Gender Bias Suit Swells To $250M After Plaintiffs Added

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 8:53 PM EST) -- A discrimination class action against Merck & Co. Inc. alleging the company cultivated a “boys club” atmosphere by discouraging the hiring and promotion of women gained steam Friday with the announcement of four additional class representatives and a value increase from $100 million to $250 million.

According to a statement from Sanford Heisler LLP, the suit’s original class representative, Kelli Smith, has since been joined by four more female Merck sales representatives who support Smith’s claims the drugmaker stifles female employees’ attempts to ascend through its...
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SMITH v. MERCK & CO., INC.


Case Number

3:13-cv-02970

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

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Michael A. Shipp

Date Filed

May 9, 2013

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