MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule Wednesday whether home improvement chain Menards Inc. must reinstate a female executive who was fired after complaining about her pay.
At issue in the case is whether the company must follow an arbitration panel's decision to rehire Dawn Sands as its general counsel even though she did not seek that remedy.
Sands was awarded $1.4 million in back pay and punitive damages by the panel, which found she was paid less than male employees and fired in 2006 after she complained.
Instead of being reinstated, which she called unworkable, Sands wanted two more years of pay.
An appeals court ruled last year that Sands must be reinstated.
Menards is based in Eau Claire.
1908 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403
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