Female Merck Workers Get Cert. In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2016, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday granted conditional certification to a group of former Merck & Co. Inc. female sales representatives bringing a $250 million gender bias suit against the company, allowing them to put other potential collective action members on notice of their Equal Pay Act claims.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp found that the women, who have accused Merck of freezing them out of advancement opportunities, had met the burden for conditional certification to allow them to give potential plaintiffs time and opportunity to preserve their bias claims and opt in to the suit.

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