The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in the southern District of Ohio against New York based JP-Morgan Chase Bank alleging the bank sexually discriminated against women and fired one after she complained about their practices at an office in Colombus, Ohio.
According to the EEOC's complaint, Aimee Doneyhue was terminated from her job in 2007 in retaliation for complaining about sexually discriminatory practices to management because of the "sexually hostile work environment which was created, fostered, and maintained by male supervisors." The complaint also alleges that JP-Morgan did not take proper action to correct the harassment and made it much more difficult for women to earn commission and bonuses.
The complaint seeks back pay, punitive damages, and an end to all discriminatory practices on the basis of gender. JP-Morgan spokesperson declined to comment.