JP Morgan Settles Ohio Sex Bias Case

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Judge Gregory L. Frost of the United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio signed a consent decree on January 31, 2014 whereby JP Morgan agreed to revamp its called retention procedures to allow analysis of sales calls to insure assignments are equitably distributed among male and female mortgage bankers.  The 1.45 million dollars paid by JP Morgan will be distributed among 16 female mortgage consultants who worked for JP Morgan Chase in the Company’s Columbus, Ohio facility.

The female mortgage consultants alleged that they were subjected to different terms and conditions of employment than their male counterparts, which negatively affected their ability to earn bonuses, commissions, and other compensation.  They also complained that they were subjected to sexual demeaning remarks and the imposition of sex/based loan assignments.