On June 30, 2017, two female employees of Medtronic filed a complaint in federal court in the Western District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs bring claims for gender discrimination in pay and promotions. They bring their case individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated women, including current and former female employees of Medtronic who worked there at any time within three years prior to filing the complaint. The complaint alleges that Medtronic discriminates against female employees through its policies and practices concerning job assignment, career advancement, performance evaluations, promotion, and compensation.
Medtronic is a Minnesota medical technology company with various locations around the country, including Memphis, Tennessee. According to its website, Medtronic "is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world."
Plaintiffs' attorney David E. Schlesinger stated, "Women at Medtronic, and throughout this country, are entitled to equal pay for equal work. Our clients are committed employees of Medtronic. Every day they go to work and perform the same work as men. Nevertheless, like many other women throughout this country, they see themselves not being compensated equally to or promoted as frequently as the men with whom they work. This case addresses these concerns for our clients and other similarly situated female employees of Medtronic."
The case was filed in federal court in the District of Tennessee, Court File No. 2:17-cv-02457. Plaintiffs are represented by David E. Schlesinger, Rebekah L. Bailey and Michelle L. Kornblit of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California, and Anne Hunter and Heather Moore Collins from Collins and Hunter, PLLC, in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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