Former Novo employee alleges sexual harassment, discrimination: success meant flirting with boss

A now-former employee has taken Novo Nordisk US to court on allegations of harassment and gender discrimination, ending with her leaving Novo Nordisk. "My client experienced anxiety, powerlessness, shame, fear and embarrassment," states the woman's lawyer.

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Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk's US branch has ended up in a precarious situation due to serious harassment and gender discrimination allegations, which may turn into an expensive package and damage the firm's reputation.

In New Jersey, plaintiff Julie Ann Krueger Skjolaas recently explained in court that she had experienced harassment and gender-based discrimination from Novo Nordisk and her then-manager.

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