Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Complaint

March 21, 2011

Female Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Employees File Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (“Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals” or “Bayer” or “Defendant”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging, among other things, that Bayer engages in gender discrimination against female employees including an alleged pattern and practice of discrimination in pay, promotions, and the treatment of pregnant women and mothers, purportedly in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and New Jersey law, according to a Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals gender discrimination class action lawsuit news report.

The Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals gender discrimination class action lawsuit complaint is reportedly brought on behalf of a putative class of all female employees of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals situated in Associate Director positions or higher and reportedly seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, back pay, front pay and lost benefits, compensatory, nominal and punitive damages.

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Deb March 25, 2011 at 3:40 am

I worked for Bayer for over 8 years. Although company policy was to have employees at 90% or more of their range mid-points, I NEVER got close to the top of the bottom quartile. In fact, HR had to increase my recommended raise to keep me from dropping out of the range entirely! At the same time, a male counterpart had to have his raise decreased to keep him from going over the range, despite our both having a MS and over 25 years experience. I was given more responsibilities than my male predecessor in another position with less pay & worse working conditions.
I elected take the extra severance and be among the first to be laid off when their West Haven facility began shutting down because I knew I’d be at the top of the crop list anyway. BTW, I have no children, so it isn’t just mothers, it’s all women. I think they just use maternity leave & family as excuses. The only surprise about this suit is that it took so long!

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Donna May 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Deb,
Maybe you should contact the attorneys to let your voice be heard where it counts!

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Deb March 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

I worked for Bayer for over 8 years. Although company policy was to have employees at 90% or more of their range mid-points, I NEVER got close to the top of the bottom quartile. In fact, HR had to increase my recommended raise to keep me from dropping out of the range entirely! At the same time, a male counterpart had to have his raise decreased to keep him from going over the range, despite our both having a MS and over 25 years experience. I was given more responsibilities than my male predecessor in another position with less pay & worse working conditions.
I elected take the extra severance and be among the first to be laid off when their West Haven facility began shutting down because I knew I’d be at the top of the chop list anyway. BTW, I have no children, so it isn’t just mothers, it’s all women. I think they just use maternity leave & family as excuses. The only surprise about this suit is that it took so long!

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