Sweeney, Marguerite

Marguerite Sweeney, Attorney at Law, Redding Co-chair of iWARoneBay.com.

Ending Discrimination Against Women In The Workplace

Marguerite Sweeney
Co-chair of iWARoneBay.com

On Thursday, October 8, 2009, women injured at work and women attorneys who are their advocates announced formation of Injured Women After Reform (iWAR), a new political action committee and Internet-based campaign to elect a new governor who will end discrimination against women in the workplace.  

Our campaign focuses on a systemic problem within workers’ compensation “apportionment” law that allows unequal treatment between male and female workers who are permanently injured. Doctors and judges are asked to reduce a worker’s permanent disability award on account of medical conditions that are more common in women than men. Often the result is that insurance companies legally pay less to women who get hurt on the job.