The federal government on Thursday sued Bloomberg L.P., a news and financial services company, saying it discriminated against women who became pregnant and took maternity leave, according to an Associated Press story.
The AP story states, “In a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the New York-based company, which has 9,000 employees in 125 offices world-wide, engaged in a pattern of demoting and reducing the pay of women after they announced they were pregnant.
“Some women were replaced by more junior male employees and were excluded from management meetings and subjected to stereotyping about their abilities to do work while they were tending to family and caregiver responsibilities, the EEOC said.
“It said complaints made by the women to Bloomberg’s human-resources department were dismissed.”
Read more here. Talking Biz News has a copy of the six-page lawsuit for those interested in seeing it. E-mail, and I will send it.