Credit Suisse fires two after sexual assault investigation

Published: August 23, 2018 20:09:33 | Updated: August 24, 2018 15:57:37


Credit Suisse Group AG has fired two male employees in London after uncovering new evidence during an investigation into a sexual assault case from 2010, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the internal review, which was completed last week, according to Reuters.

The bank has terminated the contract of the senior banker, who was at the centre of the incident, as well as that of a second manager who was found to have hampered the original investigation, the FT said.

The victim has left the company, but in January this year was inspired by the #MeToo movement to send two letters to current chief executive Tidjane Thiam, urging him to look again at the case, the FT said.

Credit Suisse declined to comment.

In July, the bank created a new role to lead its handling of sexual harassment claims following a review into the way it handled such cases, including the 2010 incident.

 

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