Susan Potter, 58 lost her job in July 2009 and Deonna Taylor, 63, was dismissed in October 2008. In 2010, they sued the American International Group Inc. (AIG) claiming that the firm promoted a “boys club” culture that discriminated against older women. Today, their lawyer wants to know the salary, bonus and deferred compensation information for each AIG FP employee since 2000, including dates of birth and gender. Specifically, executives who got $165 million dollar bonuses after the company’s federal government bailout is fighting to keep these pay records private. For more information, the case is Potter v. AIG Financial Products Corp., 3:10- cv-00250, U.S. District Court.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html. According to the Supreme Court, the anti-retaliation provision in Title VII is “worded broadly”.
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