Second sex discrimination claim for Merrill Lynch

A
second woman is suing Merrill Lynch for sex discrimination, victimisation and
constructive dismissal, according to The Times newspaper.

The
investment bank is already fighting a record £7.8m sex discrimination claim
brought by another female executive.

Elizabeth
Weston, a 29-year-old solicitor, will claim that a senior lawyer at the firm
made lewd comments to her at a Christmas lunch, the newspaper said.

The
Times
reports that Weston will claim that Nathaniel Norgren made
“disgusting” comments to her after getting drunk at an informal Christmas lunch
party on 19 December.

Merrill
Lynch told The Times that Mr Norgren had been disciplined and no longer worked
at the firm.

In
the first case, former senior executive Stephanie Villalba is seeking record
damages for sex discrimination, victimisation, unfair dismissal and unequal
pay. Merrill Lynch denies her claims.

By
Daniel Thomas

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