Toshiba Facing $100 Million Lawsuit for Gender Bias

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According to this lawsuit, a senior human resource manager with the Toshiba Company filed a lawsuit claiming that a U.S. unit of the Japanese company has a gender bias against women concerning pay and promotions. The lawsuit states that Elaine Cyphers alleges that the company pays women lower salaries and bonuses than men who do similar work. She also claims that the company leads women into lower positions and favors men for the promotions.

According to Cyphers, “only 3.4 percent of Toshiba’s 6,273 managers throughout the world are women even though the company created a “Gender Equality Office” six years earlier.” Cyphers also says that she has been a human resources manager at Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation as well as the highest ranking U.S. employee at that unit. She states she was received $90,000 to $91,800 between 2008 and 2009 while men employed in similar positions received $120,000 a year.

The lawsuit is seeking class action status on behalf of all the current and former Toshiba female employees in the U.S. Cyphers was hired at Toshiba in 2008 after working in human resources for a quarter of a century. Cyphers stated that not long after she was hired, the company promoted a male employee with less experience to a position above her.

Cases similar to this one happen too frequently to employees all across the United States and even right here to Tennessee employees. If you feel that you or someone you know have been discriminated against at your job because of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or for any other reason, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee employment discrimination attorneys as soon as possible. We care about you and your case and will make sure you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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