Goldman Sachs views a lot of “people” (using the term generously, and quite charitably) as second class citizens. Matt Taibbi, its clients, kittens, the list goes on. This isn’t a secret by any means, and even if you don’t have your own laminated copy from which to consult, it’d probably be a good assumption that anyone employees who would be off cavorting around instead of making it rain would be on it right? Which is why it’s sort of surprising to see someone attempting to throw the house policy back in Lloyd and Co’s faces, especially considering she’s a former employee who should know how this shit works.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleges that Charlotte Hanna, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs University, an internal training program, was discriminated against after having her first child in 2005 and was wrongfully terminated in 2009 while on maternity leave after having her second child. “Despite the firm’s touted, self-serving commitments toward working mothers, it is clear that Goldman Sachs views working mothers as second-class citizens who should be at home with their children rather than contributing in the workplace as a productive employee,” the lawsuit said.