Merck slapped with $100M discrimination lawsuit
This article was originally published in Scrip
A Merck & Co. sales representative is suing her employer, claiming in a $100 million lawsuit that the big US drug maker discriminates against women employees and openly demoted her for taking maternity leave.
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