A $110 million lawsuit has been filed in the US against Novartis for alleged gender discrimination.
The lawsuit, filed in the US federal court in Manhattan, alleges that Novartis’ Alcon Laboratories failed to offer female employees equal pay and promotional opportunities, instead giving preference to a “boy’s club atmosphere”.
The two plaintiffs claim Alcon violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the US Equal Pay Act.
This is not the first time Novartis has been hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit. In 2010 the company was forced to pay $250 million in what was the largest pay out for employment discrimination in US history.