LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2016 — Carney Shegerian, founder ofLos Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently commented on the $19.5 million settlement awarded to approximately 3,300 current and former workers of Qualcomm. The women accused Qualcomm of only hiring and promoting men for upper level management positions, but the company has denied these allegations.
“Women across the country come to work everyday with the expectation they will be treated fairly and equally, but this case proves some organizations do not have female employees’ best interests in mind,” Shegerian states. “Diversity at the top makes a company more valuable, and it’s a shame Qualcomm did not recognize this, instead choosing to hire and promote mainly men for their senior level positions.”
“It is disappointing to see Qualcomm is still denying the existence of gender discrimination within their organization, despite mounting evidence that points to the contrary,” Shegerian says. “It is our hope that the $19.5 million settlement will prove to those in charge just how serious this issue is and how badly change is needed.”
“Approximately 3,300 women were affected in this case, but unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gender discrimination,” Shegerian comments. “Qualcomm is not the first organization to be accused of discrimination, but hopefully it will be the last.”
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators, Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com.
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