SANTA FE – A former managing director at Thornburg Investment Management has sued the firm and several of its executives, including founder Garrett Thornburg, claiming that he was fired in retaliation for reporting a case of sexual favoritism.
In the lawsuit, filed in state court in Santa Fe, Troy Statczar alleges he was dismissed in June after questioning whether Erin Carney, Thornburg head of strategic development, was having a sexual relationship with her then-boss, Thornburg CEO Jason Brady.
Brady is named as a defendant in the lawsuit, as are Thornburg HR Director Dana Jones and the firm’s CFO, Nimish Bhatt. Carney is not named as a defendant.
Thornburg spokesperson Michael Corrao responded to a request for comment with the following statement: “Thornburg has explicit policies against workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment, and we take allegations seriously. When an allegation of inappropriate behavior was made against the now-former employee, it was investigated and appropriate action was taken. Therefore, we disagree with his claims and specifically deny any claims of disparate treatment and retaliation.”