Ex-Manager Slaps KPMG With $350M Sex Bias Action

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- A former senior manager at KPMG LLP filed a putative class action Thursday in New York that claims the accounting giant shuts out women and working mothers from its upper ranks, seeking $350 million in damages.

Plaintiff Donna Kassman argues that KPMG elbows women out from the partnership track and frowns on those who use maternity leave or flexible schedule benefits, capping the number of women in management positions at well below industry standards.

“Across the accounting industry, women are conspicuously absent from leadership positions, but...
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