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The jewellery manufacturer Alex and Ani through the court requires from the Bank of America $ 1.1 billion as compensation for discrimination based on sex, writes Bloomberg.
According to the plaintiff, the Bank in 2016, gave Alex and Ani revolving line of credit for financing operations, but in December of 2018, without any warning announced the bankruptcy of the company.
This caused the manufacturer of jewelry material damage in the amount of more than a billion dollars. “The Bank has violated the agreement by fraudulently filing for bankruptcy, which in fact was not” — said the representative Alex and Ani.
The company believes that the Bank wants to ensure that the guide Alex and Ani was not women. It is noted that problems began when the CFO took Andrea Ruda. It has reduced the company’s expenses.
According to the company, Bank of America is trying to look progressive, promising to invest in the economic empowerment of women, but in fact, this organization of the most lax in their views.
Bank of America has been repeatedly accused of discrimination. So, in 2016, managing Director Megan Messina, who worked at the Bank since 2007, sued the employer in court. She claimed that her supervisor created a “Bros club” of the slave-men, where it is not included.
In 2013, Bank of America had to pay $ 39 million on the claim of women brokers. The Bank was charged with discriminating against women in pay and career prospects.
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