Smith Barney: A Settlement That's Not Settled

Some plaintiffs in the sex discrimination class action cry foul

In the struggle against sexual discrimination on Wall Street, Pamela K. Martens is a latter-day Rosa Parks--a woman who, metaphorically speaking, refused to sit in the back of the bus. The soft-spoken West Virginia native was a broker at the Garden City (N.Y.) branch of Smith Barney, whose locker-room atmosphere was epitomized by its notorious boys-only basement playpen, the "Boom-Boom Room."

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