Former Deutsche Bank VP sues for sex discrimination

Heather Zhao says that the bank “disproportionately targeted” women in a recent round of layoffs

A former Deutsche Bank AG vice president is suing the bank for alleged gender and pregnancy discrimination, claiming that it “disproportionately targeted women” in a recent round of layoffs.

In a complaint filed Friday, Heather Zhao claimed that she complained to the bank’s human resources department after a male supervisor told her that he would prefer to work with a man rather than Zhao. In retaliation for the complaint, that supervisor purportedly denied Zhao her yearly bonus, despite the fact that she had earned more than $40 million in funds for the company.

Alanna Byrne

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