Women File Harassment Suit Against Firm [USA]

Author: Associated Press, Published on: 22 February 2008

Six current and former female employees of a timeshare firm have filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and gender bias by male managers. The complaint…names Fairfield Resorts Inc. and its corporate parents, Wyndham Vacation Resorts and Cendant Corp., as defendants. It seeks class-action status for plaintiffs and $50 million in damages…Lisa Burby, a communications executive with…Wyndham, declined comment Friday. She said the company does not comment on pending litigation…"Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are deeply engrained in Fairfield's corporate culture," the lawsuit states… The lawsuit alleges that women who complained were targeted for retaliation or denied promotion.

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Related companies: Cendant (now Avis Budget) Wyndham Hotels & Resorts