Sixteen women who trained to become agents and analysts at the FBI filed suit against the government agency.
The suit alleges women received punishment that men did not for the same behavior, a male-biased review process and sexual harassment.
Seven of the women still work at the FBI.
"While we are unable to comment on litigation, the FBI is committed to fostering a work environment where all of our employees are valued and respected," officials with the bureau said. "Diversity is one of our core values, and to effectively accomplish our mission of protecting the American people we need people of different genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives."
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