Merck Sales Reps Seek OK To Send Sex Bias Suit Notices

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 8:21 PM EST) -- Former Merck & Co. Inc. female sales representatives in a $250 million gender bias suit against the company told a New Jersey federal judge on Friday they have cleared the low hurdle required to conditionally certify a collective action solely to notify others of their right to join the suit.

The women, who have accused Merck of freezing them out of advancement opportunities, said in a reply brief that they have met the narrow requirements allowing them to give potential plaintiffs time and opportunity to preserve their bias claims. They slammed Merck’s argument for a heightened evidentiary standard, saying they were...

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