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Former LPL Rep Accused of Racism Sues the IBD for Taking Her Purchasers

A former registered consultant who was terminated by LPL Monetary after allegations that she discriminated in opposition to Black job candidates is suing the unbiased dealer/seller for as a lot as $95 million, claiming that LPL stole her e-book of enterprise illegally.

Texas-based advisor Eileen Remedy was affiliated with LPL since 2018, based on her BrokerCheck profile, working her agency Remedy and Associates. (Remedy additionally had earlier stints with HD Vest and Merrill Lynch.) However final October, movies surfaced on TikTok displaying a Slack message the place Remedy wrote she didn’t need to interview Black candidates for a job opening at her agency, after an interview with a Black candidate.

“On this written trade, Remedy wrote to her workplace supervisor, ‘I particularly stated no blacks. I’m not a prejudiced individual, however our purchasers are 90 % white, and I must cater to them, in order that interview was an entire waste of my time,’” based on Remedy’s swimsuit filed in opposition to LPL.

Within the criticism in opposition to LPL filed in Texas federal court docket, Remedy claims an worker took a photograph of the Slack trade. Finally, Denise Bradley, a TikTok consumer with the deal with auntkaren0, printed a number of movies on the platform highlighting Remedy’s message, in addition to subsequent messages through which Remedy threatened authorized motion in opposition to Bradley and have her TikTok account eliminated, based on Yahoo Finance.

LPL responded by opening an investigation and discontinuing its relationship with Remedy, based on the Yahoo Finance report. The swimsuit alleges that on Aug. 4, 2021, LPL despatched letters to her purchasers informing them she was now not licensed with LPL and their account had been moved right into a deactivated standing, urging them to contact Remedy to switch accounts to a brand new agency, or to be in contact with LPL about find out how to discover an advisor or dealer affiliated with the IBD.

The swimsuit additionally claims LPL instructed Remedy that her e-book of enterprise (which she stated was $56 million, $40 million of which she’d attained earlier than transferring to LPL) would stick with LPL “resulting from consumer opt-out (of their relationship with Remedy).”

“Upon termination of its relationship with Remedy, with out discover, Defendant instantly lower Remedy off from all communication together with her purchasers,” the criticism learn. “(LPL) thus laid declare to Plaintiff’s whole e-book of enterprise, as if she have been an worker who had assembled stated e-book of enterprise throughout her employment with LPL, reasonably than an unbiased contractor who had introduced her personal e-book of enterprise together with her.”

Remedy additionally alleged that LPL had flagged her Sequence 7 license for ‘racism,’ a flag that was not viewable by the general public however could possibly be seen by any agency with which she needed to affiliate. She stated she’d tried to register with different companies, however with out success, and that her Sequence 7 license lapsed.  She is presently employed by Wealth Administration of Kentucky, an RIA in Lexington, Ky., based on her AdviserInfo profile.

The $95 million that Remedy seeks consists of $10 million for “damages for her repute within the monetary trade,” in addition to $70 million for lack of earnings and $15 million for damages “related to skilled defamation.”

An LPL spokesperson didn’t reply to requests for remark as of press time.



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