Why A Lawsuit Against Nike Could Change Everything — Or Nothing

by MR Magazine Staff

The athletics retailer has been in the spotlight since March for sexual misconduct allegations, but having a strong brand could protect it from any lasting damage. “Stupid b—-.” That’s just one term Nike executives have called female employees, according to a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Oregon. In addition to claims that the company pays women less than men and gives them fewer opportunities for advancement, Kelly Cahill — one of two principal plaintiffs in the case — witnessed women at the athletics retailer called “dykes” and a “failure” by former Vice President Daniel Tawiah, who was promoted despite “several of these complaints, as well as complaints from other women to HR and senior managers about Mr. Tawiah,” according to the lawsuit. Read more at Retail Dive.