BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2745

Novartis fined for sex discrimination: A US federal court told Novartis to pay $3.36m (£2.33m, €2.70m) to 12 women sales representatives for discriminating against women in pay and promotions. It then fined the company $250m in punitive damages for discrimination from 2002 to 2007. About 5600 women employees can share in the larger award. They will also receive awards for lost pay. Novartis said it “strongly disputes the claims of past …

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