Filed lawsuit against Citigroup alleging “recessionary discrimination” in the wake of company-wide layoffs

Mr. Wigdor represented six current and/or former female employees who alleged that Citigroup has a pattern and practice of discriminating on the basis of gender and/or pregnancy in terms of pay, promotion and layoffs. In connection with this matter, Mr. Wigdor coined the phrase “Recessionary Discrimination” to describe a growing trend by companies of using mass lay-offs to cover-up the discriminatory treatment and/or impact on groups of women, people of color and those over 40. The former Citigroup employees were featured in a Forbes magazine cover story investigating the impact that the economic downturn has had on women in the financial services industry.

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