The news outlet reported that the case is seeking status on behalf of all female associates and vice-presidents in the company’s investment bank, investment management and securities divisions. The women involved in the lawsuit accuse the bank of fostering a “boys club” atmosphere, where employees were urged to binge drink and meetings were held at strip clubs.
Gender discrimination can take many forms: disparate treatment or pay, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment. All people have a right to work in an environment that treats everyone fairly and is not a hostile work environment. If the plaintiffs in this case can prove these allegations as fact, they likely have a good case for gender discrimination and sexual harassment.