For­mer Nike em­ploy­ees sue com­pany

Waterloo Region Record - - Business -

PORT­LAND, ORE. — Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a fed­eral law­suit against the com­pany, al­leg­ing it vi­o­lated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fos­tered a work en­vi­ron­ment that al­lowed sex­ual ha­rass­ment. The Ore­go­nian/Ore­gonLive re­ports the suit filed Thurs­day in Port­land is among the first to hit the com­pany fol­low­ing com­plaints about al­leged pay dis­par­i­ties and bad man­agers pub­lic ear­lier this year. Nike re­sponded by oust­ing at least 11 ex­ec­u­tives in March and April. At­tor­ney Laura Salerno Owens says Nike con­tin­ues to have a “good-old-boy’s cul­ture” in which women en­ter the com­pany with lower pay, and re­ceive smaller raises and bonuses. Nike of­fi­cials de­clined com­ment on the law­suit.

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