VONS HIT IN SEX BIAS VERDICT

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A female general merchandising manager at Vons Co. here has been awarded $5.2 million by a jury in Orange County Superior Court after suing for sexual discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful demotion.ched, and we fully intend to pursue an appeal."The employee, Lynne Rayburn, was hired in 1971 and received a series of promotions to increasingly responsible positions, until

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A female general merchandising manager at Vons Co. here has been awarded $5.2 million by a jury in Orange County Superior Court after suing for sexual discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful demotion.

ched, and we fully intend to pursue an appeal."

The employee, Lynne Rayburn, was hired in 1971 and received a series of promotions to increasingly responsible positions, until by 1994 she was supervising seven departments. However, after she filed a s

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