New York Mayor Bloomberg Deposed in Gender Discrimination Case

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered another round of questions on Monday pertaining to a 2007 class action suit against his former company, Bloomberg LP, for gender discrimination. The class action involves more than 80 women who claim that they were discriminated against for being pregnant. Although Mayor Bloomberg has no active involvement in the day-to-day management of the company, he maintains an 85% ownership stake.

Due to the power of his public office, the Mayor has been closely scrutinized by the press and by women’s groups about this gender discrimination matter. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) deposed him for about the three and a half hours on Monday — a full hour less than he had been deposed previously. Case observers believe this will be the last time the Mayor will make on-record statements about the discrimination matter. A spokesman for the EEOC appeared disappointed and described Mr. Bloomberg’s testimony as “dismissive and disinterested.”

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