Toshiba U.S. Business Sued for $100 Million Over Pay, Promotions Of Women


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What has fashion and entertainment got to do with the news that Toshiba just got slapped with a $100million gender discrimination lawsuit? A whole lot from where I seat.

Issues of gender discrimination  in fashion and entertainment come up often. Employers in these industries need to be aware of what the law is to comply and avoid suits like Toshiba’s. So, if you are reading this and you are an employer, pay careful attention to some of the claims alleged in the article and hyperlinked complaint. Also be sure to revisit my article which discusses discrimination lawsuits here.

“Electronics maker Toshiba Corp.’s U.S. business became the latest major corporation doing business in the U.S. to face a class-action lawsuit over how it pays and promotes women.

On Monday, law firm Sanford Wittels & Heisler brought a $100 million gender discrimination lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of a potential class of as many as 8,000 women working for Toshiba in the U.S. You can read a story on the lawsuit here; click here for the complaint. . .” WSJ has the full story.

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw


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