Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
The AP (7/14) reported, “Novartis will pay up to $152.5 million to potentially thousands of women after a jury found it discriminated against them by paying them less than men . . .The agreement, which still must be approved by a federal judge in Manhattan, also calls for an additional $22.5 million to be paid for company programs to eliminate discrimination. The settlement covers claims by 5,600 women at the drug company who were part of the class-action lawsuit that resulted in a six-week trial earlier this year.”
The Wall Street Journal (7/15, Bray) reports that “Novartis has agreed to a momentous settlement,” adding, “the terms of this agreement allow for full compensation of both former and current female field force employees, ensuring that every woman who worked at Novartis over the past eight years has been compensated fairly.”
No employer should ever discriminate against any person. We are equal citizens with equal rights. And we all deserve to be treated fairly.
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Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile collisions, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and workers’-compensation claims. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
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