City banker sues for harassment and unfair dismissal

A City banker is suing her former employer for harassment and unfair dismissal in the latest of a string of sex discrimination cases to hit London’s financial services sector.

Anyolina Hobson, who was an investment consultant at German-owned firm Deca, is claiming that fellow director David Robinson subjected her to humiliation and harassment after she rejected his sexual advances.

Hobson claims he compared her to an African prostitute and joked that she was “in charge of shopping”.

The £75,000-a-year consultant was then later told that she would have to resign or be fired because she was not bringing enough money into the firm.

Hobson, a Yale graduate, told a central London employment tribunal that Robinson was paid £125,000 a year and had higher bonuses, commission and profit share.

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