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Ex-underwriters sue UWM for retaliation, sexual harassment

Top U.S. originator United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) is the target of two lawsuits filed by former underwriters alleging retaliation, a hostile workplace environment, gender/sexual harassment and failure to pay minimum wages and overtime.

The company declined to comment on the accusations. 

According to the lawsuits filed in a U.S. district court in Michigan, the alleged events occurred amid the mortgage lender’s return-to-work policy during the Covid-19 pandemic. UWM forced employees to return to the office on July 9, 2021, per the lawsuits.  

Kassandra Memmer, hired as a conventional underwriter in September 2019, sued the company in April details ⇒

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