Bloomberg LP Hit With Gender Discrimination Suit

The federal government announced this afternoon that it had filed a lawsuit against Bloomberg L.P., the financial services company founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, accusing the company of discriminating against women.

In its lawsuit, filed this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the company engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women, including "decreasing their pay, demoting them, diminishing their job duties and excluding them from employment opportunities."

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