A jury awarded a $1.8 million judgment to two women who allegedly faced discrimination while working as salespeople at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis.
Attorneys for Denise Ligon and Dorothy Robinson argued in court they were called sexist and derogatory names, kept from getting sales and ordered to unfairly split commissions with their male colleagues.
The St. Louis jury trial ruled against Tri-Star Imports Inc., which owns the dealership.
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