However, one of the women has not agreed to the settlement. A Novartis spokeswoman confirmed that a settlement had been reached but declined further comment. The original lawsuit was filed last March by just two employees but was later expanded as a proposed collective class action lawsuit and included other past and present employees. The lawsuit charged discrimination lawsuit settled sex
women comprised less than 15 percent of senior Alcon management positions, and that this contributed to the alleged discrimination. The one former employee who did not settle, Elyse Dickerson, charges she encountered discrimination after requesting promotions, according to the lawsuit. A former global director of pharmaceuticals, she later filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was fired while discrimination lawsuit settled sex
a medical leave, the lawsuit states.