Nike hit with lawsuits over equal pay, harassment
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Nike is being sued by four women for violating equal pay laws and maintaining a work environment "that allowed sexual harassment," CBS News reports.
One of the women, Sara Johnston, alleges that when she complained in 2016 about her male co-worker making sexual advances and retaliating when she rejected him, she was told "that Nike has a culture that revolves around alcohol...Ms. Johnson should let the incidents go."
Another woman, Kelly Cahill, said that while she was a brand marketing director for the website, she "was paid $20,000 a year less in 2017 than a male co-worker" doing a similar job.
"I think Nike wants to say that 'Just a couple people were responsible for the problem and we've gotten rid of them.' But we know that's certainly not the case."— Attorney representing the women, Laura Salerno Owens