Citigroup was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of using companywide layoffs during the recent financial turmoil to purge scores of female employees while saving the jobs of less-qualified men and of taking government bailout money even as the company continued a pattern of "pervasive discrimination and retaliation." According to the suit, the company has long been plagued by a "boys club" atmosphere that ensures that middle and senior management positions will be held by men.
Citigroup Accused of Using Recession as Pretext for Firing Women
The Associated Press
October 15, 2010