September 3, 1998 |
New York state for the first time sued a Wall Street firm for sex bias, alleging brokerage Garban subjected women to harassment ranging from ridiculing an employee who suffered a miscarriage to allowing strippers to perform sex acts on the trading floor. New York Atty. Gen. Dennis Vacco, who announced the filing of the suit on Wednesday, said United News & Media of Britain, which owns Garban, was also named as a defendant. He also said his office is investigating two other Wall Street firms.