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Daiichi, Female Sales Reps Cut $8.2 Million Bias Pact

Sept. 2, 2015, 4:00 AM

Pharmaceuticals company Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and a class of current and former female workers have reached a tentative agreement to settle for $8.2 million allegations that the company systematically discriminates against female sales employees based on their sex and caregiver status in pay, promotions and other employment terms, according to a motion filed Aug. 28 in federal court in San Francisco (Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., N.D. Cal., 13-cv-00581, motion filed 8/28/15).

The proposed agreement would resolve a class action six women filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in February 2013...

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