'Frat party' climate at Anheuser-Busch, ex-executive claims [USA]

Author: Andrew Clark, Guardian [UK], Published on: 27 October 2009

The Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch [part of Anheuser-Busch InBev] has been accused of encouraging a "locker room" and "frat party" corporate atmosphere in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former senior executive...Francine Katz, a former chief communications officer at Anheuser, has alleged that the beer company maintained gender disparities in pay, excluded women from "informal social networks" and reassigned responsibilities from female executives to use as rewards for male colleagues...Katz...tried to discuss her compensation with superiors...but her requests were "ignored or met with hostility and misinformation"...Anheuser said in a statement that the company believed Katz was compensated fairly and treated "in compliance with all relevant laws and internal standards".

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