Proposed gender discrimination class action against KPMG can proceed

Judge finds it “plausible” that plaintiffs could achieve class-action status, based on companywide policies

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a proposed gender discrimination class action against accounting firm KPMG can proceed.

The suit was brought by five former employees of KPMG, who claim that because they were women, they were denied pay raises and promotions, especially if they had children. According to the suit, KPMG had a hostile work environment. The plaintiffs are seeking damages including $350 million in lost salary and benefits.

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