Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AstraZeneca
Current Parent Company: 
AstraZeneca
Penalty: 
$250,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
June 6, 2011
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $250,000 to 124 women who allegedly were subjected to pay discrimination while working at the corporation's Philadelphia Business Center in Wayne, Pa. The action resolved a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in May 2010 alleging that the company discriminated against female sales specialists by paying them salaries that were, on average, $1,700 less than their male counterparts.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Pennsylvania
Facility City: 
Wayne
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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