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Baby Bust at Bloomberg?

Company called unmaternal.


A re Bloomberg’s baby troubles back? In the past six months, at least three Bloomberg employees have filed federal discrimination complaints. In the papers, obtained by New York Magazine, the three female employees—Jill Patricot, Tanys Lancaster, and Monica Prestia, all longtime highly paid executives at Bloomberg L.P.—claim they were either harassed, discriminated against, or demoted upon returning from maternity leave. They’re asking federal investigators to pursue their allegations, claiming a “pervasive course” of pregnancy discrimination exists within the company. New Bloomberg mommies are, one says, “put out to pasture.” Five years ago, as the company’s founder, Mike Bloomberg, was running for mayor, similar allegations hit the press. The mayor’s office refuses to comment, and a Bloomberg L.P. spokeswoman declined to discuss the cases, which the company is contesting, though she did note that the firm has 9,000 employees and maternity/paternity benefits “above and beyond the norm.” After filing two of the discrimination complaints, attorney Milo Silberstein claims he was contacted by “half a dozen” other Bloomberg employees, all of whom told similar stories of discrimination.

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