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166 women win sex discrimination lawsuit against BAE Systems

A group of over 166 female employees for BAE Systems outside West Virginia are reportedly receiving justice for the claim they filed against the company in 2013. The main plaintiff for the case is the only plaintiff no longer with the company. She asserts that she was forced out of the company once her complaints were made public. All of the women in the lawsuit claim they were allegedly exposed to sexual harassment and sex discrimination

According to the complaint, the company had a history of repressing women. Females at BAE Systems were allegedly not receiving the same amount of pay as their male counterparts. Additionally, the plaintiffs claim they were denied advancement opportunities and promotions. The lead plaintiff stated that she was also subjected to harsh conditions and was forced to work alone in a confined space without heat in the winter or air conditioning in warm weather.

The plaintiffs sometimes were reportedly subjected to sexual harassment by their male co-workers and some of their superiors. The men purportedly made vulgar comments, suggestions and jokes, inappropriately touched the women, and even exposed their genitals. When the comments were being made by co-workers, the women allege that their superiors did nothing to help them, even when they were within range to hear the remarks themselves. The women also claim that they reached out to the former president and vice president of BAE, but nothing was ever done to stop the harassment.

Even though the company denies the allegations, BAE Systems settled its sex discrimination lawsuit for $4.5 million. The company is apparently making changes to be sure that it is completely in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; furthermore, equal rights advocates will keep a close watch on the company for the next two years. Discrimination based on gender -- or any other protected status -- is unlawful, yet it continues to go on in West Virginia and across the country. Aggrieved employees can consider pursuing legal recourse to right the injustices against them

Source: wtkr.com, "BAE systems to pay $4.5 million in sex discrimination lawsuit", Stefania Okolie, Feb. 10, 2016

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