City analyst wins right to appeal discrimination case

City analyst who claimed she suffered sexual discrimination at the hands of her
former employers has won an appeal to have the case heard by an employment

Barton, a media analyst at Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities, claimed
she was paid only half the £2m given to a male colleague for the same work –
even though he was her junior.

after an earlier hearing where her case was rejected, an appeal was lodged with
the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

spokeswoman said: "The appeals tribunal has ruled in Louise’s favour and
the case will go back to the employment tribunal for a new hearing."

Equal Opportunities Commission said it would give moral and financial support
to the City worker, who has incurred at least £120,000 in legal fees.

Mellor, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, which has supported Barton
said there was a culture of secrecy shrouding City pay.

won’t get equal pay until the culture of secrecy that surrounds pay is laid to
rest," she said.

By Ben Willmott

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