Swiss Re unit loses unfair dismissal case over sexist remarks

Swiss Re unit loses unfair dismissal case over sexist remarks

The Central London Employment Tribunal has found that Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Services Limited unfairly dismissed a female underwriter who was both harassed and discriminated against by a male superior.

According to the 72-page judgment seen by Insurance Business, Julia Sommer’s claims of direct sex discrimination, maternity-related discrimination, and sex-related harassment each succeeded in part. Her claims of equal pay and victimization, however, failed and were dismissed, but the tribunal declared that Sommer was indeed unfairly dismissed by the Swiss Re unit.

Sommer was employed from June 2017 as a political risk underwriter in London

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