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The Columbus branch of JPMorgan Chase faces a sexual discrimination lawsuit amid claims that female employees have faced wage discrimination.

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Mattie

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 30, 2009
To bad that in this day in age we are still having this problem. Thankfully, I work for a company that doesn't seem to have this issue. Although, I'm sure it helps that my company president is a woman!
James

Hilliard, OH

#2 Sep 30, 2009
Maybe someone should file one for age discrimination also. I worked at JP Morgan Chase for 5 years and everyone in my department reaching the age of 50 or over were forced out and ordered to resign. I hope these women get what they can out of this company. Very discriminating company and very hostile enviornment.

Since: Apr 08

Richwood, OH

#3 Sep 30, 2009
About time this happened!!!! I knew back in the day when I made 22K & they hird this dude back that quit with no notice making 32K that something was screwed up. Why do you think most companies do not want their employees talking about how much they make to each other???
sofie p

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 30, 2009
I don't doubt the accusations one bit. As a former employee of Chase I to faced what I felt was wage discrimination, a horribly hostile work enviornment and when managment was let know of the problems they would either ignore the issues or they would get worse. Once you go to management or even worse HR (who should be there for the employees) you would get a target on your back. Even other employees would know it was YOU who called HR, which should always be confidental.

I faced many bogus write ups, some of which when brought to my attention I had never seen or heard of and hadn't obviously signed but was told just because I don't sign a write up doesn't mean it wasn't brought to my attention! How can you go up against that? Many people that spoke up for wrong doing were black balled if you will by upper management and "wrote up" for charges other employees would never see a write up for, it would go into your file and over a period of time they could "build a case" to fire you just to get rid of the problem; you! I saw it happen serveral times over the almost 8 years working for Chase. They almost got me in the end, however I was able to leave for a much better job 6 weeks after my management wrote me up and put me on probation which the conditions were pretty much any reason they saw fit I could be terminated. Just how they did everyone that spoke up for them selves! Way to go Chase.
KCM

United States

#6 Sep 30, 2009
Ask any current or former employees of JPMorgan Chase and they'll tell you that this is just standard operating procedure within the bank. All forms of discrimination exist within and it's really sad coming from an organization that touts itself on diversity. Employees do work in a hostile enviroment where they're only as good as their last review (which is nuts when some managers are giving monthly reviews--extreme micromanaging exists). If you're deemed too old, you're given your walking papers regardless of how many years of service you've given the bank. Couldn't agree more with what other posters here have said. Mangagement practices are horrific and those who try to talk with management about it are blackballed because HR does not maintain confidentiality.
not one of the boys

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Sep 30, 2009
KCM wrote:
Ask any current or former employees of JPMorgan Chase and they'll tell you that this is just standard operating procedure within the bank. All forms of discrimination exist within and it's really sad coming from an organization that touts itself on diversity. Employees do work in a hostile enviroment where they're only as good as their last review (which is nuts when some managers are giving monthly reviews--extreme micromanaging exists). If you're deemed too old, you're given your walking papers regardless of how many years of service you've given the bank. Couldn't agree more with what other posters here have said. Mangagement practices are horrific and those who try to talk with management about it are blackballed because HR does not maintain confidentiality.
SOP in any male managed dominated business
PLO

Williamsburg, KY

#8 Sep 30, 2009
I couldn't agree more with these comments. I am also a former employee of Chase for 8+ years and faced many discriminated issues, particularly with my last position I held at the company. Upper management for the most part think they can say whatever and treat their employess however the feel as if they are so much better then everyone. I had one particular Manager that was that way and it was sickening, the whole area under him was like a cult and bowed to the man as if he was GOD. I was not going to get myself sucked into such a situation and I got out, and I have never felt such relief. Chase is NOT employee friendly what so ever.As a heritage Bank One employee I have always said the worse move Bank One did was to merge with JP Morgan Chase.
Been there

United States

#9 Sep 30, 2009
sofie p wrote:
I don't doubt the accusations one bit. As a former employee of Chase I to faced what I felt was wage discrimination, a horribly hostile work enviornment and when managment was let know of the problems they would either ignore the issues or they would get worse. Once you go to management or even worse HR (who should be there for the employees) you would get a target on your back. Even other employees would know it was YOU who called HR, which should always be confidental.
I faced many bogus write ups, some of which when brought to my attention I had never seen or heard of and hadn't obviously signed but was told just because I don't sign a write up doesn't mean it wasn't brought to my attention! How can you go up against that? Many people that spoke up for wrong doing were black balled if you will by upper management and "wrote up" for charges other employees would never see a write up for, it would go into your file and over a period of time they could "build a case" to fire you just to get rid of the problem; you! I saw it happen serveral times over the almost 8 years working for Chase. They almost got me in the end, however I was able to leave for a much better job 6 weeks after my management wrote me up and put me on probation which the conditions were pretty much any reason they saw fit I could be terminated. Just how they did everyone that spoke up for them selves! Way to go Chase.
Sounds like lipken
Linda

United States

#10 Sep 30, 2009
not one of the boys wrote:
<quoted text> SOP in any male managed dominated business
Sadly, many of the managers here in Columbus are women. They're making the environment hostile for their own sex.
polaris

New York, NY

#12 Sep 30, 2009
squeaky wheel gets the oil?
The filer

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 30, 2009
Tune in at 6 to hear my side, oh, and I was THE top performer, no thanks to management cutting off my leads, I had to get them myself..and that still wasnt good enough. I was the ONLY woman this manager ever hired in nearly 4 years...and he COULDN'T NOT hire me because I was more than qualified. Yet my team leader had to really push for me to be hired. I was number one in that division within my first full month. You have NO idea what I, and many others, went through. It is ridiculous. Stay tuned, there is SO much evidence against this man and a few of the others. Wait until you read about what they call their female superior! Oh, and just an FYI to the people posting that are MEN and happen to work there....open your eyes, see the world, you just might learn something. Also, there are several men who came forward during the year long investigation that corroborate my claims and the many, MANY others who have come forward with their horrific experiences.
Linda

United States

#14 Sep 30, 2009
JP Morgan employee wrote:
The only reason these women filed suit is because of this "I"m a woman,I can do what ever I want".That's all I hear from these so called girls becauce all they do is whine and cry for no reason whatsoever.Haaaaaaaah,Waaaaaaa aahhh.Get a freaking life.
Based on your post, I will deduce you're part of the problem.
JOBS

Canal Winchester, OH

#15 Sep 30, 2009
JP Morgan employee wrote:
The only reason these women filed suit is because of this "I"m a woman,I can do what ever I want".That's all I hear from these so called girls becauce all they do is whine and cry for no reason whatsoever.Haaaaaaaah,Waaaaaaa aahhh.Get a freaking life.
Clearly you have lost site of the fact that a lot of women in the work force are hard working dedicated MOTHERS who have children to to support, sometimes without the men that fathered them. Sounds to me like you need to grow up and get a life.
Choad

Pickerington, OH

#16 Sep 30, 2009
I worked there VERY recently. It is quite interesting there only seems one side is being heard here. My guess is this was filed many years ago and all the other posters that worked there probably did so many years ago. What is happening recently is it seems all departments are made up of 75% women, and they only chat/gossip/whisper with each other, and REALLY have this "we are going to take over the world" mentality. Trust me on this, go in there now and it is the exact opposite of this story and all these posts. Perhaps if the pay scales were made public for all to see and the public could visit various department themselves to see how things REALLY exist now, you would all have a different opinion. Again, not saying the company was like that many, many years ago, but within the last year or two things have gotten out of control with the "power woman trip" and many men could make this claim now.
The 370 Coalition

New York, NY

#17 Sep 30, 2009
Kudos for the Chase employees who've stood up against JPM CHASE.
The harrassment and discrimination also extends out to the rank and file of Statement Processing Services.
It doesn't matter what sex an employee may be because management goes out of their way to make life miserable for the majority of employees.
If any place needs a Union its the 370 Building
Accountable for myself

New York, NY

#18 Oct 1, 2009
I am a woman who worked in the same department, doing the same job, at the same time as the plaintiff - believe me when I say there are two sides to this story. I have never felt that I was not given the same opportunity to earn the same money as any of the men that I worked with. The "hostile" work- environment being portrayed is being grossly exaggerated. Wait for all information before rushing to judgement for EITHER side.
A blessing

Columbus, OH

#19 Oct 1, 2009
Interesting. I experienced descrimination as well with being very underpaid doing the same job as my collegues. I also was treated differently after having kids. I spoke to many women in the same situation and all of them experienced some type of descrimination after being off work for maternity leave and other types of leave. Sounds like Chase better get their act together!
A blessing

Columbus, OH

#20 Oct 1, 2009
Linda wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly, many of the managers here in Columbus are women. They're making the environment hostile for their own sex.
I completely agree with this one.
Add 380 to that

Columbus, OH

#21 Oct 1, 2009
The 370 Coalition wrote:
Kudos for the Chase employees who've stood up against JPM CHASE.
The harrassment and discrimination also extends out to the rank and file of Statement Processing Services.
It doesn't matter what sex an employee may be because management goes out of their way to make life miserable for the majority of employees.
If any place needs a Union its the 370 Building
Ditto!
BREEZY

Columbus, OH

#22 Oct 1, 2009
This has been a long time waiting. Im a former Chase employee that suffered the same treatment from the Chase Easton location. When I started at Chase a while back, I was also terminated after complaining to HR several times because of inappropriate behavior of my male supervisor and non-chalant attitude, defensive type of behavior when I would ask for assistance.

There was alot of flirting, inappropriate open discussions about sex, getting together with the sup at parties after work, excessive inappropriate eye wandering of sup fixated on females private areas. At a gift exchange luncheon, the supervisor exchanged gifts with one of my female co-workers. She held up a pair of pajama bottoms and the entire group became silent and one employee blurted out "Its not like youre gonna see her in them". She had the total look of embarassment and shock written all over her face.

This was the worse experience I have ever had in my life within a supposely, professional office. Its about time somethings being done about it.

When I complained about some of these issues, the tables were turned and it became an issue about my performance and no actions were taken for my complaint except for termination.

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