April 6, 1990 |
Veteran minor league umpire Pam Postema filed a federal sex discrimination complaint Thursday, charging that the American and National leagues passed her over for promotion from the minors because of her gender. The complaint was filed with the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission and also listed the triple-A Alliance of Professional Baseball Clubs and the Baseball Office for Umpire Development.
April 1, 2005 |
One current and three former female brokers sued Citigroup Inc.'s Smith Barney unit Thursday, accusing the brokerage of discriminating against them and other female employees. The suit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, claims that Smith Barney steered accounts to male brokers and gave women fewer opportunities to increase their commissions.
December 31, 1987 |
A female sound engineer with NBC News in Burbank filed a $10-million discriminationsuit against the network Wednesday, alleging that it has kept her and other women from becoming camera operators. The civil complaint filed by Lee Serrie, a 12-year network employee, in Los Angeles Superior Court claims that "NBC-TV has no women camera operators working in any of their network facilities and they have only three women sound engineers in the nation."
September 24, 1999 |
Kohler Co. has agreed to pay $886,500 to more than 2,000 women who were refused jobs because they were considered too short. The plumbing fixture company, based in Kohler, Wis., agreed to settle a Labor Department suit accusing it of sex discrimination for its practice of hiring only workers who were at least 5 feet, 4 inches tall. The rule was intended to make sure employees could handle physical labor, the company said.
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June 17, 1992 |
A Del Mar woman passed over for promotion and then fired from La Jolla-based Science Applications International Corp. won $3.1 million Tuesday in court, the largest award ever issued by a San Diego County jury in a sex discrimination suit. Bernice Stanfill, 48, who in 16 years with the company worked her way up from secretary to corporate vice president, was passed over for promotion in favor of one man, then another a few years later.
July 29, 1994 |
A former NAACP employee is suing the civil rights group for $250,000, claiming its executive director breached the terms of a sex discrimination settlement, the NAACP's attorney said Thursday. Mary Stansel of Washington, a former interim assistant to executive director Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in the District of Columbia on June 30, said Abbey Hairston, attorney for the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.