The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of violating the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against fathers when they ask for parental leave.
The ACLU filed its complaint Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If the EEOC finds merit in the case and the parties are unwilling to settle, it could give the green light to bring a federal lawsuit against the bank.
“For whatever reason, companies are not complying with the law, and we do hope that this case serves as a wake-up call,” said ACLU attorney Galen Sherwin.
JPMorgan said it received the complaint and is reviewing it.