Lawsuit Alleges Bloomberg Responsibility

“Mike calls Lex all the time about the People Product – he probably shouldn’t but he does.”

That’s a quote from Janet Loures, a senior business manager at Bloomberg, L.P., and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the company founded by Michael Bloomberg.

I just got my hands on a copy of the legal papers filed by a private law firm which is joining the EEOC in its discrimination lawsuit against the company. Previously, Bloomberg said he hasn’t been involved with since taking office in 2001. This suit, which I’m still reading, argues against the notion that he bears no responsibility for what happens there.

On page five of the 66-page complaint, the plaintiffs allege that: “Upon information and belief, Michael Bloomberg is responsible for the creation of the systemic, top-down culture of discrimination which exists within Bloomberg, and Bloomberg has been sued in the past for complaints relating directly to Michael Bloomberg by several female executives who have alleged in their lawsuits that a hostile environment exists for women at Bloomberg.”

More to come.