Bloomberg News reports that Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010.
Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues.
While some of the allegations predate the birth of her first child, Pereiro-Mendez said some claims related to the period after she took six months of maternity leave in 2012, followed by a month of vacation and two months of sick leave for treatment of a 'pre-cancerous condition'.
Pereiro-Mendez, who made $700,000 in 2010 in salary and bonuses, said in the lawsuit that she was excluded from meetings and client dinners and 'publicly undermined', while male colleagues were paid more for similar work and one was promoted to Managing Director.
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