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"UBS Ordered to Pay $29 Million in Sex Bias Lawsuit"

A New York federal jury ordered the Swiss-based bank to pay 44-year-old Laura Zubulake $9.1 million in compensatory damages plus $20.1 million in punitives in what the Times calls "one of the largest discrimination awards to a single plaintiff on record". Michael Fox of Jottings of an Employer's Lawyer has a post-mortem; among allegations brandished by the plaintiff's lawyers were that bank officials had taken clients to sporting events without inviting Zubulake, that they'd reimbursed a strip club bill arising from another client outing, that they'd tolerated sexist comments, and that they'd been unable to produce relevant emails during epic discovery battles. The six-female, two-male jury was also said to been unswayed by the bank's argument that the male boss in question had behaved unpleasantly toward both genders and had drawn complaints from male as well as female subordinates.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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