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City fund manager faces claims of sex discrimination at tribunal

City fund manager faces claims of sex discrimination at tribunal

A female director is taking legal action against a City fund manager who she accuses of sexual harassment.

Nadine Nassar claims that Guy Oppenheim, the chief executive of Notz Stucki, sacked her because she refused to go on a date with him, London publication the Evening Standard reports.

She says that the 55-year-old sent her suggestive text messages and late night phone calls.

According to Ms Nassar, she was dismissed from her £136,000-a-year position after spurning his advances.

The 36-year-old is suing the firm - which has offices in a number of cities, including Geneva, Zurich, London, New York and Luxembourg - for sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and victimisation.

She made a formal complaint about Mr Oppenheim last March and was fired days later on the grounds of poor performance.

Ms Nassar is seeking £400,000 in compensation.

The company and Mr Oppenheim, meanwhile, deny the allegations against them and the case continues.