Qualcomm Agrees To Rare $19.5M Presuit Class Bias Deal

By Kat Greene (July 26, 2016, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Qualcomm agreed to pay $19.5 million and change policies to pay and promote women on the same scale as men to end a proposed gender discrimination class action before it even began in a "literally unparalleled" move, according to court papers filed Tuesday in California federal court.

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. will pay a class of about 3,300 current and former female employees and change its corporate practices, including adding a compliance officer and conducting a regular statistical analysis of its pay practices to keep its pay and promotion equal among similarly situated men and women, according to a motion for preliminary...

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