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Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded

Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

More Victims Learning About Available Recourse in Sexual Harassment Cases

Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly …

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Boys’ Club’ at Citigroup Unfair to Women

A former Citigroup Inc. financial adviser on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of running a “boys’ club” that favored men over women, treating her as a “glorified secretary,” and firing her in retaliation for whistleblowing activity. Erin Daly …

Former Anheuser-Busch VP Loses Gender Bias Suit in Missouri

Anheuser-Busch did not discriminate against a former executive by paying her significantly less than a male predecessor, a jury in St. Louis, Mo. decided Friday. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for more than 10 hours over …

Louisiana Lawmakers at Odds on Gender Pay Gap

Democrats in Louisiana want to make unintentional pay discrimination based on gender illegal for private businesses, a move they believe will help bridge the wage gap. Republicans think the move is unnecessary and will only expose businesses to more lawsuits. …

Trial Alleging Gender Discrimination at Anheuser-Busch Begins

Jury selection began April 28 in the trial of a case brought by the former top ranking woman executive at St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, who accuses the beer maker of wage discrimination for paying her less than half the base salary …

Court Reinstates Pay Bias Suit Against North Carolina’s Family Dollar

A federal appeals court last week reinstated a lawsuit against North Carolina-based Family Dollar that says female managers were paid less than male store managers. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturned a …

Court Certifies Gender Bias Class Action Against Costco

A U.S. judge has certified a class action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. over allegations of gender discrimination in the store’s promotion practices. Three women plaintiffs say Costco’s promotion system has a disparate impact on women employees who seek advancement …

Judge Questions Evidence in Gender Bias Claim Against Wal-Mart

A U.S. judge on Friday said he was “seriously concerned” about whether women suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had enough evidence to move forward with their refiled gender discrimination lawsuit. Plaintiffs alleging the world’s largest retailer denied them pay raises and …

Minnesota Court: Insurer Must Provide Benefits After Gender Change

A federal judge in Minneapolis, Minn., has ruled a health insurer improperly denied benefits to a spouse who had undergone a sex change operation. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said the health plan administrator for a United Parcel Service employee …