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Scientist Sues Utah Company, Alleges Sexual Banter, Discrimination from Executives

In a Utah work culture that was “a nightmare for women,” scientist Lara Silverman says, she was forced to listen to sexual banter from executives, shamed for her pregnancies and due to her gender, denied the title and pay she deserved.

She’s now suing DiscGenics, a Salt Lake City company engineering spinal disc cells as a potential injectable treatment for lower back pain.

DiscGenics might have had a more professional environment or been able to more effectively respond to complaints, Silverman believes, but for this — since its founding in 2007, DiscGenics has never had a female executive or a female board member.

Read the source article at Salt Lake Tribune

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