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Novartis Division to Pay $8M to End Sex Bias Case

Dec. 28, 2015, 5:00 AM

Alcon Laboratories Inc., a division of Novartis Corp., has agreed to pay $8 million to roughly 2,000 female current and former employees to resolve allegations that it paid women less than men doing the same jobs and discriminated based on sex in promotions and job assignments, according to court documents (Dickerson v. Novartis Corp., S.D.N.Y., 1:15-cv-01980, proposed settlement 12/22/15).

In a series of court filings Dec. 22, Alcon and representatives of eight separate classes of female workers seek preliminary approval of the proposed settlement by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where ...

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