A class action lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific alleges that the company systematically discriminated against female executive by assigning them to less profitable geographic areas and denying equal compensation. The lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages.
According to the plaintiffs' attorneys, the company "maintains an unfair system of gender-stratified compensation" through its geographic assignments. The attorneys claim that "in effect, [Boston Scientific] bars female employees from better and higher-paying
positions that have traditionally been held by male employees."
In a statement, Boston Scientific said: "We believe this case lacks merit and is led by a law firm known for
filing many similar complaints against companies." The plaintiffs are represented by Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP, which has filed similar class action lawsuits against other large companies.