Two former female employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. who have accused the bank of gender discrimination are seeking class-action status for their case.
If class action is granted, the two former employees will be able to press the case on behalf of all female associates and vice-presidents in the company’s investment bank, investment management and securities divisions.
Cristina Chen-Oster, a former vice-president and Shanna Orlich, a former associate, filed their suit in 2010.
The two accused Goldman of fostering a “boys club” atmosphere where binge drinking was common and meetings were held at strip clubs.
The case is In re: Chen-Oster vs. Goldman Sachs & Co, 10-06950, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
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