Commerzbank Loses Victimization Case Of Woman Fired For Suing Deutsche Bank

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An ex-Commerzbank director won her employment tribunal case against the German lender for firing her when it discovered she was suing her previous employer, Deutsche Bank, for sexual discrimination.

Bloomberg reports that Latifa Bouabdillah was 'victimized' by Commerzbank, Judge Alexandra Davidson in London said in a written ruling dated April 11.

While Bouabdillah is seeking about $20m, the employment tribunal hasn’t yet ruled on how much she will get in compensation.

Bloomberg reports that Bouabdillah joined Commerzbank as head of product engineering in March 2012, and didn’t tell managers she was suing Deutsche Bank for promoting male colleagues ahead of her and giving them larger bonuses.

Commerzbank staff read about the tribunal suit in a Bloomberg News story, warned her she had put the bank’s reputation at risk, then fired her in June, Judge Davidson said in the ruling.

Commerzbank 'had a knee-jerk reaction to the information that came to light', Davidson said.

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