What Should I Do If I Experience Gender Discrimination at Work?

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According to Reuters, two former female employees of Goldman Sachs have filed a lawsuit against the bank for gender discrimination and are seeking class action status for the case.

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.