On February 7, 2017, a federal gender discrimination class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court in New Mexico against Sandia National Laboratories. The class action, Kennicott, et al. v. Sandia Corporation, was brought by three current and former female Sandia professionals on behalf of themselves and similarly situated current and former female employees. Read a copy of the complaint.
Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”) is a federally-funded research and development contractor operating under contract for the Department of Energy and managed by Sandia Corporation. The lawsuit alleges a continuing policy, pattern, and practice on the part of Sandia of sex discrimination against female employees, with respect to performance evaluations, pay, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment. The complaint further alleges that Sandia has implemented these policies and practices despite knowing that they have a longstanding disparate impact on female employees, and that Sandia also retaliates against female employees who complain about this discrimination.