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Dozens of Women Join Sex Discrimination Lawsuit against Bloomberg L.P.

May 03, 2008 09:00 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Fifty-four women have joined a sex discrimination lawsuit previously filed against Bloomberg L.P., claiming they were penalized for becoming pregnant.

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An additional 54 women have joined a lawsuit against Bloomberg L.P. claiming that they were demoted and replaced by more junior-level males after going on maternity leave. The plaintiffs also say they frequently heard remarks such as, “You are not committed” and “You don’t want to be here” from management.

In September 2007, the EEOC filed the original lawsuit, which alleged that company management “fostered, condoned and perpetuated” discrimination against pregnant women. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, founder and former chairman of Bloomberg L.P., is not officially named in the suit, as he stopped working for the company prior to the events in question, although he remains its largest stockholder.

Judith Czelusniak, spokesperson for Bloomberg, said, “We believe strongly that the allegations are without merit and we intend to defend the case vigorously."

Headline Link: ‘54 More Women Accuse Bloomberg Firm of Bias’

Background Links: Discrimination was ‘fostered, condoned and perpetuated'

Related Links: Morgan Stanley and Sex Discrimination

Reference Link: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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