Hedge Funds

Hennessee Group hit by bias suit

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Hedge fund consulting firm Hennessee Group and its founder, Lee Hennessee, are being sued by a former executive for bias.

Citing court documents, Reuters reports that on March 22, Leeana Piscopo filed suit in Supreme Court of the State of New York alleging that Hennessee fired her from her position as chief compliance officer in January after learning that she was pregnant. Piscopo, 29, joined Hennessee Group seven years ago. According to The Wall Street Journal, the father is the firm's public-relations manager, Alex Smith-Ryland, also 29.

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