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22 March 2007

Unfair play in the workplace [So. Africa]

Author: Tumi Makgetla, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Racism in the workplace continues to dog corporate South Africa, according to union leaders and black professionals...About 50% of the grievances that banking union Sasbo receives from its members concern racial discrimination, said Sasbo's deputy...

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10 June 2004

Sexism and the City: High-profile cases are a sign not of more discrimination against women but of less [UK, USA]

Author: Economist

[A]s more women reach higher managerial positions [in London financial firms] and earn more, so their claims have risen. [refers to Hoffman LaRoche (part of Roche), Investec, Merrill Lynch, Schroder Securities]

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4 April 2003

Sex bias ruling set to shake up bonuses [UK]

Author: Nikki Tait, Financial Times

City employers were yesterday warned not to use "opaque" bonus schemes to circumvent equal pay rules as Louise Barton, the former top-ranking media analyst, won her appeal in a discrimination claim against Investec Henderson Crosthwaite.

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3 April 2003

Appeal victory for Barton [UK]

Author: Chris Tryhorn, Guardian [UK]

Former media analyst Louise Barton won her sex discrimination and equal pay appeal today in a judgment she said sounded the "death knell" of the secret bonus culture in the City. Ms Barton took action against investment bank Investec Henderson...

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1 October 2002

City analyst loses sex discrimination case [UK]

Author: Terri Judd, Independent [UK]

Ms Barton, 52, claimed she was underpaid by £1m compared with a male colleague, and took her employer - Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities - to an employment tribunal. But yesterday, after three months of deliberation following a four-day...

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30 June 2002

City women target banks over pay gap [UK]

Author: Conal Walsh, Observer [UK]

Banks have been warned by groups representing women in the City to expect a 'deluge' of sex discrimination claims of the kind brought last week by star analyst Louise Barton [who brought a claim against her former employer Investec Henderson...

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