A-B Witness Says Katz Rejected For Promotion Before Filing Lawsuit

The Anheuser-Busch logo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Anheuser-Busch attorneys said Francine Katz filed her gender discrimination lawsuit only after she was passed over for a promotion. | Courtesy of Creative Commons

Anheuser-Busch is expected to call its last witness today in the gender discrimination case involving former executive Francine Katz. On Tuesday, an A-B attorney said Katz filed the lawsuit only after she was passed over for a global communications job. Katz was considered for the bigger job after InBev acquired the iconic St. Louis brewer in 2008, but it was not to be.

Instead, Katz was offered a job related to global alcohol policy that would be based in St. Louis. Katz declined to take the job, writing in an email that it wasn’t a comparable position to her prior job as vice president of corporate communications. Katz’s attorney denied that the sale and job changes prompted the lawsuit.

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