03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bloomberg Discrimination Suit Could Affect '08 Hopes

Mike Bloomberg's record in the private sector is half of his case for why he should be president -- but right about now it's also biting him in the butt.

A trio of Bloomberg LP's female employees say the company discriminates against pregnant women and mothers, and has for years. They also claim the New York mayor is keeping a hidden hand on the tiller, even though he's claimed to have no management role since 2001.

It's not the first time Bloomberg has been hit with the discrimination claims, and it's arguably not even the worst -- in 1995, an ex-sales rep claimed that Bloomberg himself had told her to have an abortion.

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