Former Employee Claims Nomura 'Sexist'

The Evening Standard reports that a former senior global markets employee at Nomura International is to sue the firm, claiming that she was unfairly dismissed after she returned from a period of maternity leave.

Hungarian born Andrea Madarassy claims that she was 'ostracised' when she returned from maternity leave, victimised and increasingly sidelined. She will claim unfair dismissal when her case is heard by an Employment Tribunal Thursday. Madarassy was made redundant in November 2001, eight months after giving birth.

The former £70,000 per year banker told the Standard: 'I am not a feminist who is setting out to destroy Nomura. I am simply hoping this will contribute to making the bank a better place for women to work in'.

Nomura has refused to comment on the affair and plans not do so until after the tribunal is over.

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