Citigroup Faces Charges Of Sex Bias In Mass Layoffs

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of women who lost their jobs at Citigroup Inc. as part of mass layoffs in November have filed class charges of sex discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming the bank used the economic downturn as an excuse to fire women employees.

In the charges, filed Feb. 18 with the EEOC, the five employees accuse Citigroup of fostering a culture of discrimination against women and retaining underperforming male workers at the expense of women in the November round of layoffs.

The group's...
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