Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Ukraine promises retaliation after rebel assault

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

    Read more

  • Putin revives old Cuban flame and eyes Latin American minerals

    Read more

  • Kerry holds all-night talks with Afghan presidential rivals

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Cleveland's NBA fans hail 'return of king' LeBron James

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    Read more

French sisters win discrimination suit against firm

©

Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-11-13

Muslim twin sisters who sued their former employers, London brokers Tradition Securities and Futures, for religious discrimination and sexual misconduct, reached an out-of-court settlement, lawyers said on Wednesday.

 
Twin Muslim sisters who sued a London financial services firm for religious discrimination and sexual misconduct have reached an out-of-court settlement with their former employers, lawyers said Wednesday.
   
Media reports said Hanan and Samira Fariad, 31, French nationals of Moroccan origin, demanded up to 10 million pounds (15 million dollars, 12 million euros) in damages from brokers Tradition Securities and Futures (TSAF).
   
Both sides refused to confirm the final figure. Britain's biggest-ever employment tribunal payout stands at 2.8 million pounds, awarded last month in a racial discrimination case.
   
"The parties are pleased to confirm that the matter has now been settled on confidential terms," a TSAF spokeswoman and the twins' law firm Russell Jones and Walker said in a statement.
   
The twins made more than 100 allegations against TSAF, notably accusing their employers of religious discrimination by transferring Jewish clients away from them. TSAF denies the claims.
   
"TSAF considers the central claim of religious discrimination allegedly exemplified by the transfer of Jewish trader clients away from Muslim to Jewish brokers to be an utter distortion of the facts," it said earlier this month.
   
But an employment tribunal heard how staff at the firm in London's financial district allegedly viewed pornography at work and took clients to lap dancing clubs, and made the sisters' working life unbearable with sexist behaviour.
   
One claimed she had to send a photo of herself to a client to secure a deal, the tribunal was told. TSAF tried unsuccessfully to impose a gagging order on the sexual misconduct allegations, preventing media from reporting them.
   
The case began at the employment tribunal on October 29, but was settled out of court this week.
  

Date created : 2008-11-13

Comments

COMMENT(S)