A female CIGNA Corp. manager has filed a lawsuit with the Philadelphia-based health insurer on Thursday, claiming the company unfairly blocks female employees from promotions.

The lawsuit, Karp v. Cigna Healthcare, was filed in U.S. District Court in Boston and asks for class-action status and seeks $100 million in damages. The plaintiff, Bretta Karp, claims in the suit that CIGNA denied her a promotion because she was “too aggressive" in a job interview and subsequently punished her after she complained.

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