A female banker whose boss demeaned her by repeatedly saying “not now, Stacey” has now won £4 million sex discrimination claim which is approximately one billion, seven hundred and eighty two million naira (N1,782,000,000).
The female banker, Stacey Macken had alleged that over a four-year period while working at French bank BNP Paribas, she received hundreds of thousands of pounds less than her male peers and was subjected to sexist behaviour.
She revealed that during this period, one of her boss, Denis Pihan, was accused of routinely belittling Miss Macken, 48, by replying “not now, Stacey” when she tried to talk to him.
Mr Pihan did it so frequently her colleagues began to make sarcastic comments about it, the tribunal heard.
On Tuesday, the tribunal ruled in her favour relating to claims of unequal pay, sex discrimination and victimisation, although, her claims of harassment were dismissed.
Miss Macken was previously a vice president at Deutsche Bank, and was hired by BNP in Paribas in 2013.
According to Telegraph, she was paid £120,000 a year, unbeknown to her that a male recruit hired with the same job title and responsibilities was being paid £160,000.
In her first four years her male peer was paid more than £167,000 in bonuses compared to the £33,000 she received, the tribunal heard.
After repeated internal complaints about her treatment, which she claimed caused her further unfair treatment, Miss Macken finally took the bank to a tribunal in April this year, claiming more than £4 million in compensation and back pay.
BNP Paribas previously claimed they had hired her as a ‘junior’ and that her male colleague deserved his higher salary because he was her senior.
The judgement ruled said Miss Macken, of Fulham, west London, had been the victim of unfair treatment because she was a woman.
The tribunal also condemned Mr Pihan’s repeated use of the phrase “not now, Stacey” when talking to her.
“This was a demeaning comment that was made so regularly that it was a source of comment by the Claimant’s colleagues.