Oh boy, it is all starting to come to the surface now and America is not getting a very pretty picture of Michael Bloomberg.
A former female employee has filed a lawsuit against Bloomberg claiming a “hostile and discriminatory work environment.”
Big Problems for Bloomberg
The suit that Bloomberg is facing is not going to do his campaign any favors, either.
It touches upon several areas where Bloomberg has been hit and will definitely hurt him with women, especially women over the age of 40.
The suit was filed by Laurie Evans, who was the Director of Custom Content for Bloomberg L.P.’s Business Week department.
As part of her separation from the company, she had to sign a separation agreement.
Now, though, she is insisting the company had lied to her all along.
The court document states, “In 2019, she discovered that this representation was false and that in fact she had been replaced by a younger worker.”
Evans claims she was forced to fire several women, all of whom were over the age of 40.
The women, however, were never replaced, adding more stress to her as a department head to carry the workload.
Between 2015 and 2016, she stated that roughly 30 women were fired, all over the age of 40.
Additionally, she stated towards the end of her career at Bloomberg, she and other women over 40 were being alienated from meetings.
In 2016, a close friend of hers was fired, which led to Evans having a panic attack and went to her doctor.
She was diagnosed with having a nervous breakdown and her doctor sent her to the emergency room.
As everything played out and Evans considered taking days off to recover, she was eventually told that her department had been eliminated and she was being terminated.
That, however, is not true, according to Evans, and she was actually replaced by a younger woman and the division remained intact.
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has not yet responded to the allegations.
The full details of the lawsuit were first reported on Business Insider.