Pregnancy and Maternity Leave Discrimination In Mortgage Lending

Practice Area: Consumer Protection
Issue: Sex discrimination by lenders

Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination?

Photo of pregnant woman looking at an ultrasoundLieff Cabraser is investigating complaints that mortgage lenders have denied loans on the basis that the borrower is pregnant or a new mother on maternity leave.

The New York Times in 2013 reported that over the past three years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been investigating dozens of complaints against banks and mortgage loan companies who allegedly refused to approve mortgages because a spouse or partner was pregnant or on maternity leave. Such a practice may constitute a violation of federal fair housing laws.

Since the government’s investigations began, according to The New York Times, several lenders, including PNC Mortgage, Cornerstone Mortgage and Bank of America, have reached agreements to settle complaints of discrimination.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

If you were denied a loan or required to pay greater fees for a loan based on upon being pregnant or being on maternity leave, please use the form below to contact an attorney at Lieff Cabraser.

We will review your claim for free, confidentially, and without any obligation on your part.

About Lieff Cabraser

Since 2003, The National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation. We have assisted women across America in bringing cases to end gender discrimination by their employers.

We have also assisted consumers obtain compensation for discriminatory practices by consumer finance companies and halt fraudulent business practices by mortgage lenders and home loan servicing companies. We currently represent homeowners who are suing Morgan Stanley for racial discrimination for allegedly pushing predatory loans to African-American residents in Detroit, Michigan.

"One of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms." American Lawyer

"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar." The National Law Journal