BofA accused of treating certain females as 'second-class citizens'

Brian Moynihan

“The only woman in a sea of men....never stood a chance to be included and therefore never stood a chance to succeed'.

Bloomberg News reports that Bank of America was sued by a female managing director who says the company treats women in that role like “second-class citizens” and pays them substantially less than their male counterparts.

Megan Messina, 42, who’s been with the bank since 2007 and made managing director in 2011, said the man promoted alongside her last year got a bonus 3-1/2 the size of hers, according to her complaint Monday in Manhattan federal court.

Her male supervisor “made it clear that she was not welcome within his subordinate ‘bro’s club’ of all-male sycophants,” Messina said. Throughout 2015, he consistently excluded her from e-mails, meetings, dinners and get-togethers with the 10 men he was overseeing, she said.

“As the only woman in a sea of men,” Messina “never stood a chance to be included and therefore never stood a chance to succeed,” she said.

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