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Daiichi Sankyo Case

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Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company. It is the second largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. was founded on September 28, 2005, and began operating in the United States in 2006. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. incorporated in Delaware with its principal place of business in Parsippany, New Jersey. Headquarters for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is located in Chuo, Tokyo, Japan. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. was sued for gender discrimination brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Pay Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Case No. C12-00581 WHO was filed October 16, 2015. Judge Honorable William H. Orrick, United States District Judge residing. The case was presented in the United State District Court Northern District of California. Plaintiffs in the case were Sara Wellens, Kelly Jensen, Jacqueline Pena, Bernice Giovanni, Lara Hollinger, and Jennifer Bennie on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated. Sacha Marie Steenhoek was the defendant for…show more content…
was a class action complaint on behalf of the Plaintiffs and any former Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. female sales representatives and/or first-level sales managers for gender discrimination in employment, including pay, promotion to District Manager and pregnancy discrimination. The time frame includes any female that worked in said areas at least one day between April 16, 2011, and October 16, 2015. It includes both California and Non-California Settlement Class. The case was litigated by the Class Representatives for over two years until the parties reached a final settlement in August 2015 of $8,200,000 plus other benefits to the Class. The Settlement Hearing was held at 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2016. In addition to the settlement, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. agreed to make changes to their practices and promised to post all district manager positions and processes related to maternity leave and returning mothers back to
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