RBC and execs hit with pregnancy discrimination suit

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Royal Bank of Canada and two senior executives have been hit with a pregnancy discrimination suit by an employee who claims they denied her a promotion and took away her biggest accounts.

The New York Post reports that Lauren Mitzner, a director in credit sales at the lender, is suing RBC and her bosses, both managing directors.

Mitzner’s complaint, filed October 17 in Manhattan federal court, alleges 'systemic discrimination at RBC against women which infected the bank’s personnel practices'.

The suit comes as Wall Street banks ranging from Goldman Sachs to HSBC are embroiled in their own gender bias suits, with female workers accusing the firms of fostering a 'boys’ club' culture and following a pattern of bias.

'We believe the claims are without merit', said RBC spokeswoman Kait Conetta. 'We have a proven track record of attracting, retaining and advancing a diverse workforce, which includes the equitable and fair treatment of women'.

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