The gender discrimination class-action lawsuit against KPMG has grown, with five new named plaintiffs accusing the Big Four firm of denying promotions to women and penalizing them for taking maternity leave.

The law firm representing the female employees, Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP, filed an amended complaint Friday against KPMG with the five new named plaintiffs. Last year, more than 1,000 current and former KPMG employees joined the class-action, although the vast majority preferred to remain anonymous (see 1,000+ KPMG Female Employees Join Discrimination Suit).

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