Chase Fails To Limit EEOC Sex Bias Action

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed JPMorgan Chase Bank NA's bid to narrow a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sex discrimination class action, saying the agency had adequately notified the bank the suit was not limited to one allegedly biased supervisor.

U.S. District Judge George C. Smith ruled that, contrary to Chase's protests, the EEOC informed the bank it was investigating all sales managers at Chase's Polaris Park facility in Columbus, Ohio, not just Ray Wile, who supervised the named plaintiff, mortgage consultant Aimee Doneyhue....
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