Legal Update : Sexual Harassment

Employment Law – Sexual Harassment



A female banker, a former equity saleswoman, won her case for sexual harassment and was  awarded £3.2m by the Central London Employment Tribunal.  According to the claimant, her male colleagues working at Sberbank CIB said she was a cocaine addict; the former employee also took a drug test that was negative. Her male colleagues also made offensive and derogatory remarks about her.

The Employment Tribunal awarded:

  • £3.14m for loss of earnings
  • £44,000 for injury to feelings; and
  • £15,000 in aggravated damages.







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© RT COOPERS, 2015. This Briefing Note does not provide a comprehensive or complete statement of the law relating to the issues discussed nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight general issues. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to particular circumstances.


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