KPMG DISCRIMINATES against its female employees, according to a lawsuit filed in New York yesterday.
A former senior manager at the firm Donna Kassman is seeking $350m (£214.2m) in lost pay and benefits as well as other compensatory costs, Reuters.co.uk reports.
The Big Four firm is accused of developing a hostile work environment in which women are underpaid and rarely promoted to leadership roles. The suit said just 18% of KPMG partners are women, although nearly half of its workforce are female.
It is also claimed that KPMG cut Kassman’s salary by $20,000 when she took maternity leave. The suit alleges that mothers who opt for flexible working hours are forced to accept reduced pay but must continue to take on full-time responsibilities.
After a “stellar” early career at KPMG, Kassman was in line for promotion to managing director when a “troika of men…conspired to derail her career advancement,” said the legal claim.
Reuters said KPMG was unavailable for comment.
A new head of solutions, Aidan Brennan, has been appointed at KPMG UK
Hundreds of jobs are secure after Spectrum Contracting has been sold out of administration to Minstrell Recruitment by FRP Advisory
Cowgill Holloway and Warings Business Advisors have merged, with a range of growth plans in the North West put in place
The Practitioner discusses their timesheet militancy, and reaction to someone playing it fast and loose with the details...