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Complaint Filed by Sanford Heisler, LLP Details Unlawful Gender Discrimination Against Working Mothers By One of the Top Professional Sports Organizations in the U.S.
Sanford Heisler, LLP, a leading national civil rights law firm, today filed a gender discrimination suit seeking $3 million on behalf of a Senior Account Manager against the , Inc., NBA Entertainment, Inc., and NBA Properties, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the The Complaint details the NBA's alleged unlawful treatment of Plaintiff Brynn Cohn, a longtime employee who was underpaid, under-promoted and ultimately pushed out of the organization because of her gender, pregnancy, and infant caregiving responsibilities.
While Hoboken, New Jersey native Ms. Cohn was on pregnancy leave, the NBA's management changed her department's hours, demanding that she and other women with caregiving responsibilities work at the office into the evenings even though there was no business need for the late hours. With no nearby daycare centers open during her evening shifts, and unable to spend thousands of dollars more per year for alternative childcare, Ms. Cohn was constructively forced out of the Company, along with two other women with young children.
"This lawsuit lays bare the open hostility to which women with young children are consistently subjected as NBA employees," said David Sanford, a Partner at Sanford Heisler and lead attorney for Ms. Cohn. "In Ms. Cohn's case, this hostility took the form of discrimination in compensation and promotion opportunities, as well as the adoption of policies at the NBA designed to push out working mothers."
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/23/4931832/nba-faces-3-million-gender-discrimination.html#storylink=cpy
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