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Morgan Stanley Banker Fired After Maternity Leave Writes CEO

  • Chau Pham asks to get out of arbitration so she can sue
  • Men at the bank allegedly questioned her breaks to pump milk
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A woman who says she was fired from Morgan Stanley without explanation 22 days after maternity leave wrote an open letter to the bank’s chief asking to be released from binding arbitration, so she can sue the firm.

Chau Pham, a former vice president on a foreign-exchange sales team, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, urging it to investigate Morgan Stanley’s treatment of women, according to her attorney, Jeanne Christensen at Wigdor LLP.