A $100 million class action sex discrimination lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceuticals company Daiichi Sankyo.
Six current and former female sales representatives claim that they were subjected to gender discrimination by Daiichi Sankyo. The women allege that female employees are paid lower salaries and are promoted less frequently than their male counterparts.
According to the complaint, “Daiichi treats them largely as props in a sales and marketing strategy. Like dinners, sports outings, and speaking fees, female sales reps are considered one of many variations on the inducements that the pharmaceutical company dangles to sway doctors to its brand.”