AutoZone Fined $186M in Gender Bias Case
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A federal jury in California awarded nearly $186 million to a San Diego-area woman who sued AutoZone saying she was demoted and fired after being told pregnant women can't do the job of managing a store, her attorney said on Tuesday. "This is the third or fourth time they've been hit with punitive damages for doing the same thing," said Sean Simpson, who is part of the legal team representing plaintiff Rosario Juarez, 43. The award by a six-person jury, which follows a two-week trial, includes $872,720 in compensatory damages and another $185 million in punitive damages.