Women Wanted: Merck Faces Class Action In $250m Discrimination Case
A handful of former female sales representatives suing Merck & Co. Inc. for gender discrimination, including an alleged bias against employees who took maternity leave, could become a very large group of women now that the lawsuit seeking $250m in damages has been granted conditional certification as a collective action under the Equal Pay Act (EPA).
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