A City employee at the moment demanded higher safety for girls within the office after successful her declare for sex discrimination in opposition to a high financial institution.
Stacey Macken, 48, was belittled by colleagues at BNP Paribas who repeatedly advised her “not now, Stacey” and left a witch’s hat on her desk after that they had been out ingesting.
She mentioned there was a “hostile” tradition on the financial institution’s London workplace and claimed she was paid lower than male colleagues on the identical stage.
Speaking after successful her declare at an employment tribunal, Ms Macken advised the Evening Standard: “This is a serious victory for girls and proves that pay discrimination is happening within the banking business.
“I hope this case sends a message to employers to do the suitable factor and instantly rectify legitimate equal pay claims as quickly as they’re raised fairly than placing the ladies of their organisation by way of such a tough ordeal.”
She added: “I never thought that it would take three years to have my issues addressed … I was put under an extreme amount of pressure for such an extended period that it has ended up detrimentally affecting my health, and ruining me financially.”
Ms Macken, of Fulham, was employed in 2013 however claimed she was uncovered to sexist behaviour inside weeks.
The Central London Employment Tribunal dominated in her favour regarding claims of unequal pay, sex discrimination and victimisation.
Ms Macken took the financial institution to a tribunal in April, claiming greater than £four million in compensation and again pay. The measurement of the award she will obtain has but to be decided.
A spokesman for BNP Paribas declined to touch upon the ruling.