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Lawsuit: Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination by Ex-Female Employees

Lawsuit: Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination by Ex-Female Employees

Ex-female employees at Nike filed a lawsuit Thursday, accusing the athletic apparel giant of gender discrimination “with respect to pay, promotions, and conditions of employment.”

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland by ex-staffers Sara Johnston and Kelly Cahill, reportedly seeks class-action status.

“Women’s complaints to human resources about discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, are ignored or mishandled.”

Cahill, currently an employee of Adidas, contends Nike failed to act after she raised concerns of discrimination with the human resources department.

Following an outcry from female employees, Nike announced Edwards would be departing from the company and later fired 11 other executives.

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