PIMCO Atty Slams 'Fraternity Culture' In Discrimination Suit

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A Pacific Investment Management Co. in-house attorney says the firm's "fraternity culture" routinely discriminates against women — particularly women of color — while promoting and advancing the interests of white men, according to a suit filed in California state court.

Andrea Martin Inokon, who still works for the global investment firm, sued in Orange County Superior Court on Sept. 23, alleging gender, race, pregnancy and disability discrimination, among other claims. Her complaint asserts PIMCO's predominantly white, male leadership overtly favors men in pay, promotions and other opportunities, fostering a culture that “marginalizes, demeans and undervalues women and women of color.”

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