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Bayer Gets $100M Gender Class Action Headache
Date:3/21/2011

nd Senior Management.  Human Resources and Senior Management have failed us and Bayer's female employees. It is our hope that through the court, we can make things better for women at the Company."

The Class Representatives have worked or continue to work at Bayer in Associate Director, Deputy Director, and Director positions in the Women's Healthcare and Oncology Divisions. The proposed class includes all female employees of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals situated in Associate Director positions or higher.  Class members seek declaratory and injunctive relief, back pay, front pay and lost benefits, as well as compensatory, nominal and punitive damages in an amount of $100 million or more for themselves and similarly situated female employees.

"The situation at Bayer is a quintessential example of how the glass ceiling and maternal walls are still firmly in place in 2011," said Ms. Kimpel.  "The Class Representatives are an incredible group of women, each of whom generated exemplary results that were minimized, overlooked, or otherwise under-recognized by Bayer.  Bayer profited off my clients' hard work, but refused to acknowledge that hard work equitably.  This lawsuit is about holding Bayer accountable to equal employment opportunity laws."  

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Bayer Corporation, the American arm of Bayer AG, a multinational entity based in Germany.  In North America, Bayer Corporation had 2010 net sales of $10.86 billion and employed 16,400 individuals at year-end. Bayer Corporation is incorporated under the laws of Indiana and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Bayer Corporation that develops and markets prescription medications, biological products, and biotechnology.  It is incorporated under the laws of Delaware and headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey.

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