Women who were previously employed by Alcon are claiming that they were not given equal treatment in comparison to their male colleagues. The Texas-based company, a division of Novartis, is being accused of workplace discrimination by the women, and they are requesting a trial by jury. The plaintiffs were called ambitious and very talented according to press releases, but all of their hard work was allegedly not being compensated.
According to the complaint, the company had a "boy's club" mentality that clearly did not favor the women who worked there. The women were allegedly held back from furthering their careers and not given the same opportunities for advancement as their male co-workers. The plaintiffs are also accusing the company of paying men in similar positions more money than their female counterparts.