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A former Bayer executive has filed a lawsuit accusing the drug maker of discriminating against women and retaliating against her after complaining about treatment toward another female employee.

Irene Laurora, who was a vice president of cough and cold products, claimed she received unfavorable job performance reviews and was ultimately fired because she attempted to intervene when another woman was allegedly passed over for an opportunity because she was pregnant, according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in federal court in New Jersey.

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