Former GC Wins Gender Discrimination Decision

Menard Inc. must reinstate its former vice president and executive general counsel, who was fired after a pay dispute, the Wisconsin Third District Court of Appeals ruled April 14.

In the original complaint, attorney Dawn Sands alleged the hardware store chain practiced gender-based pay discrimination. An arbitration panel agreed that the company violated the Equal Pay Act by paying a similarly ranked male employee more than Sands. The panel also decided the company retaliated against Sands for her claim, in violation the Equal Pay Act, Title VII and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

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