$100M suit against Cigna; Shrewsbury woman alleges discrimination.


BOSTON - A Shrewsbury woman who is an employee of Cigna Healthcare Inc. has filed a $100 million federal lawsuit claiming the health insurer engages in a widespread pattern of gender discrimination and harassment against women.

Contracting manager Bretta Karp says in the suit filed in Boston on Thursday that the Philadelphia-based company favors male employees over women for promotions, pays men more, and tolerates harassment and intimidation of female employees by men.

Karp says she was denied promotions and raises, and had her responsibilities reduced...

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