The widely publicized sex-discrimination case of Margaret Jensvold v. Donna Shalala--in which Jensvold, a former National Institutes of Health investigator, alleges discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against her by various officials of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services--went to trial on February 28 in the Federal District Court in Baltimore and was expected to last about five weeks. Jensvold and her supporters have organized a "court watch," hoping to pack the courtroom with supporters, members of the press, and the public. A taped telephone message, updated regularly, is operating 24 hours a day at (202) 483-3641, as well, giving information on the trial's status. According to a statement jointly distributed by the Federation of Organizations for Professional Women; the Institute for Research on Women's Health (which Jensvold heads);...
Interested in reading more?
Become a Member of
Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!