Freedom Mortgage Denies Loans To New Moms, Suit Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2012, 6:58 PM EST) -- A California home loan applicant hit Freedom Mortgage Corp. with a putative class action in federal court Friday, claiming the lender discriminates against expectant and new mothers by refusing loans to any applicant with plans to go on maternity leave, regardless of changes to net income.

Plaintiff Poonam Khanna, suing on behalf of a proposed class of women who were denied a home loan by Freedom Mortgage based on maternity leave, argues that the policy “penalizes” mothers for having children and taking maternity leave and violates...
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Case Title

Khanna v. Freedom Mortgage Corporation


Case Number

3:12-cv-02981

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Accommodations

Judge

Irma E. Gonzalez

Date Filed

December 14, 2012

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