A Commerzbank executive accused the bank of discriminating against her when she returned from pregnancy leave, saying colleagues created a “hostile environment.”
Bloomberg News reports that Jagruti Rajput, a senior compliance adviser at the bank’s London branch, says that during her maternity leave she was “discouraged from attending at meetings, I was joked about, and my I.T. access was disabled,” according to her witness statement. She’s suing the bank in a London employment tribunal. The bank denies discriminating against her.
Rajput said that in December 2015 she was passed over for promotion to become head of markets in favor of an external male candidate. She was in the first trimester of her pregnancy at the time.
The bank said her case was without merit.
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