May 9 A senior sales representative for Merck &
Co has sued the drugmaker for more than $100 million,
alleging the drugmaker discriminates against female employees in
terms of pay and advancement, particularly pregnant employees
and female employees with children.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court for
the District of New Jersey, alleges the No. 2 U.S. drugmaker
engages in "systematic, companywide discriminatory treatment of
its female employees on the basis of their gender and their
taking federal and state-protected pregnancy leave."
Merck officials could not immediately be reached for