Former female employees say they were passed over for promotions, paid less than their male counterparts and ignored when they complained.
By Chris Dolmetsch|August 13, 2018 at 01:58 PM
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Nike Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by former female employees who say women were “devalued and demeaned” by the company, where they are passed over for promotions, paid less than their male counterparts and ignored when they complain.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Portland, Oregon, seeks class-action status and accuses the maker of athletic footwear and apparel of violating the Federal Equal Pay Act and similar state laws. The plaintiffs, former employees Sara Johnston and Kelly Cahill, say the company’s employment policies are hostile to women.
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