A former senior vp of MetLife is suing the insurer, in addition to previous and present prime executives, over alleged gender discrimination.
Mona Moazzaz, who was with the agency till Might 2019 and most not too long ago served as chief administrative officer, pointed to “discriminatory pay practices, gender-based hostility, inappropriate discriminatory feedback, and all the pieces between” within the criticism filed in New York.
“Plaintiff seeks declaratory, injunctive, and equitable aid, in addition to financial damages, to redress defendants’ illegal employment practices in violation of the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 206, et seq., the New York State Human Rights Legislation, N.Y. Govt Legislation §§ 290, et seq., the New York Metropolis Human Rights Legislation, N.Y.C. Admin. Code §§ Eight-101, et seq., and the New York Equal Pay Legislation, New York Labor Legislation § 194,” reads the 27-page court docket doc seen by Insurance coverage Enterprise.
Together with MetLife, additionally named as defendants are chief government Michel Khalaf, former CEO Steven Kandarian, chief human assets officer (CHRO) Susan Podlogar, ex-CHRO Frans Hijkoop, and head of human assets for international expertise and operations Gary Hediger.
In keeping with the lawsuit, Moazzaz was paid considerably lower than males who carry out much less or equal work at MetLife. She additionally claims to have been subjected to what was described as systemic gender discrimination – together with being known as a “bitch” – earlier than being “unceremoniously” terminated with out discover.
Represented by Wigdor LLP, the plaintiff is demanding a trial by jury.
In the meantime a Reuters report quoted MetLife spokesperson Randy Clerihue as stating: “We imagine the allegations are with out advantage and plan to defend this matter vigorously.”