City banker wins dismissal claim

A City banker who was sacked after bosses discovered she was suing her former employer for sex discrimination has won an employment tribunal claim. Latifa Bouabdillah, 33, was dismissed by Commerzbank AG last June after a press report was published about her claim against Deutsche Bank.

She was accused of a "breakdown of trust", and exposing the bank to reputational damage. The London Central Employment Tribunal upheld Ms Bouabdillah's victimisation claim and criticised the "extreme reaction".

A remedy hearing to determine compensation was set for September. A further claim for sex discrimination against Commerzbank was dismissed.