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Nike Women Alleging Sex, Pay Bias Can Seek Classwide Relief (2)

May 21, 2019, 3:38 PM; Updated: May 21, 2019, 8:57 PM

A class action lawsuit against Nike Inc. alleging systemic sex discrimination, including using prior pay to set wages, can go forward, a federal court ruled, marking the latest bias suit to gain traction targeting practices that could lead to unequal pay and promotions.

A group of women from the Beaverton, Ore., headquarters claim in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon that 500 or more women were harmed by bias that included using salary history to set starting pay and other unlawful practices that marginalize the performance of female employees and stunt their career ...

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