Friday, October 30, 2009

Frat-Boy Anheuser-Busch Sued For Sex Discrimination

A former Anheuser-Busch CEO says that working for Busch is like working at a "Frat Party." Who would have guessed? Busch - the world's largest brewer - is only infamous for its decades of lowbrow sexist Budweiser advertising campaigns.

Francine Katz charges that "Anheuser-Busch pays women less than their male counterparts and encourages a 'locker room' and 'frat party' atmosphere while removing responsibilities from women, blocking their career paths and excluding them from informal social networks."

The woman is doing the world a favor by suing the sexist company for gender discrimination:

It turns out that the beer company that recently ran an ad campaign about how great it is to "get it in the can," and that has for decades relied on hot babes in bikinis to peddle its gassy brews might—get this—allow a "locker room and frat-party atmosphere" to pervade its corporate headquarters. That is how Francine Katz characterizes the situation at Anheuser Busch-InBev's (ABI) offices. . . The lawsuit claims that male executives are paid more than women, and that men are routinely given preference for top jobs.