Ex-Nike officials sue over discrimination, sexual harassment
The suit names former Nike brand president Trevor Edwards and former head of human resources David Ayre for creating and tolerating what the suit calls a hostile workplace for women.
The 40-page court document filed in Nike's home state of Oregon details the experiences of several senior executives who worked for the sporting goods manufacturer for many years, and are asking other women to join the class action suit.
Edwards, who was in line to lead the company, was forced out in March after myriad reports of harassment against female employees came to light.
"For many women at Nike, the company hierarchy is an unclimbable pyramid." "Nike judges women more harshly than men, which means lower salaries, smaller bonuses, and fewer stock options." The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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