Well this suit could have legs, maybe. Plaintiff claims was forced to resign during maternity leave, had been there for 11.5 years, was stripped of final year bonus even though had brought in 45% more revenue than previous year (when made six-figure bonus) and even though male colleague doing simliar work got a bonus. Plus she was told needed to change her priorities when announced pregnancy. Two male bankers suggested she try less demanding job, like maybe human resources. Before she announced pregnancy, was on track to become managing director. Case is Nayak v. Jefferies Group LLC et al, US District Court, Southern District of NY, No. 16-06528. I know, I know, they'll say bonus never given if don't finish year, they'll say she was never on track for a promotion. Still doesn't look great that there are exactly zero female executives in whole industrial sector group now comprising 32 male senior VPs or managing directors. I believe women are still graduating from STEM and law schools ready to become investment bankers. Well, the outfit could roll the dice on this case, or just listen to their house counsel and setlle. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-jefferies-lawsuit-idUSKCN10T1U8 Excerpts: In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday night in federal court in Manhattan, former Senior Vice President Shabari Nayak said Jefferies harbors "deep institutional biases" against women, reflected when two top bankers told her that her "priorities" needed to change after she had become pregnant with her first child. Nayak said Jefferies' actions, including letting her internal complaints fall on "deaf ears," forced her to resign in March while on maternity leave. She said that ended her 11-1/2-year investment banking stint, and left her industrial sector group with 32 men and no women as senior vice presidents or managing directors. ==== Nayak said she had been on track to become a managing director in 2016 before she told co-defendants Peter Scott, head of industrials investment banking in the Americas, and Christopher Kanoff, global co-head of investment banking, of her pregnancy last August. She said Scott offered to help her find a "less demanding" role, perhaps in human resources, and that he and Kanoff denied her a 2015 bonus though she brought in 45 percent more revenue than in 2014, when she received a six-figure bonus. In contrast, she said a male colleague in her group who performed similar work received a "substantial" bonus for 2015. The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.