Glen Wood, an equity sales manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, filed a harassment claim against the Japanese brokerage and asked a Tokyo court to order the firm to withdraw its decision to put him on unpaid leave.
The Canadian national claims he was told to take leave without pay earlier this month and alleges he suffered two years of mistreatment after informing the firm that he was going to become a father, according to a petition filed to the Tokyo District Court on Thursday and obtained by Bloomberg.
Wood, a former employee at Goldman Sachs, joined Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in September 2012 as a manager of a team selling Japan stocks to local and overseas investors. The 47-year-old single parent, whose son was born in October 2015, claims in the petition that his requests to take paternity leave were rejected until December of that year after he took a DNA test to prove he was the father.
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