Smith Barney Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Result: $33 million settlement in gender discrimination case

Year: 2008

In August 2008, the Court approved a $33 million settlement for the 2,411 members of the Settlement Class in a gender discrimination case against Smith Barney.

Lieff Cabraser represented Female Financial Advisors who charged that Smith Barney, the retail brokerage unit of Citigroup, discriminated against them in account distributions, business leads, referral business, partnership opportunities, and other terms of employment.

In addition to the monetary compensation, the settlement included comprehensive injunctive relief for four years designed to increase business opportunities and promote equality in compensation for female brokers.

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