Cristina Chen-Oster, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, filed a complaint against the bank 17 years ago, alleging harassment and gender discrimination. The case is finally heading to trial in 2023, alongside 1,400 plaintiffs in a gender-bias class action. As Fortune senior writer Maria Aspan writes in a new feature story, Chen-Oster’s fight against Goldman Sachs is almost old enough to go to college. ”
The upcoming litigation is one of two major Wall Street cases over harassment and discrimination scheduled for trial in the first half of next year. And it could usher a #MeToo reckoning in an industry that uses every tactic available to keep these issues from ever seeing the light of day, “Chen-Oster’s attorney told Aspan.
Investor Sara Tirschwell is bringing forward the second case against the bond trading giant TCW Group. Tirschwell alleged in a 2018 lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by her boss and then fired in retaliation for reporting it.