Raymond James Hit With Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Suit

Raymond James’ headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida

“In the middle of 2022, for example, she sent her boss articles on sexism and discrimination. Thereafter, Ms. Bartolini Mitchell’s responsibilities were systematically stripped from her and reassigned to newly hired employees,” the suit states.

Shortly thereafter, “RJ retaliated against Mitchell by summarily suspending her for allegedly violating the Company’s policies by sending materials to her personal email address. (In fact, as Ms. Bartolini Mitchell explained, she did so accidentally and has not shared the information with anyone outside of RJ.)”

Nonetheless, the firm “used this as a catalyst to retaliate against” Mitchell, the suit claims.

On Nov. 28, 2022, Mitchell “filed (and sent to RJ) a charge of discrimination filed with” the EEOC.

“The charge detailed myriad instances of discriminatory and retaliatory conduct by RJ, including instances of sexual harassment,” according to the suit.

On Nov. 29, 2022, the next day, RJ dismissed Mitchell, the suit asserts.

Raymond James has not responded to a request for comment.

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