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JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest companies in the financial industry, has been ordered to pay $1,450,000 to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In the lawsuit filed by the EEOC, JPMorgan Chase was accused of maintaining a sexually hostile work environment towards female bankers at a facility located close to Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to sexual behavior and comments from supervisors, the lawsuit alleged that female workers who did not participate in such activity were ostracized while also being deprived of training opportunities, lucrative sales calls, and other benefits.

The $1,450,000 in compensation will be paid to 16 female bankers who worked at the call center. Along with this, the company must avoid maintaining the same type of environment at the location in the future.

This conduct is a direct violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As a result of this violation, JPMorgan Chase finds itself paying out more than $1 million while also enduring bad publicity.

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