Female Intern Sues "Offensive And Degrading" French Bank For "Flagrant Misogyny"

Seemingly echoing Casbalanca's "I am shocked there is gambling going on here," young female intern Nadia Moukaideche was 'shocked' enough to seek counseling after discovering "disgusting, childish, misogynist" behavior at French investment bank Credit Agricole.

Moukaideche, who was born in 1991, had worked at two investment banks in Paris, where she said she had no problems with any colleagues, but as Bloomberg reports, she found the male-dominated working atmosphere at the French bank's London office was so "offensive and degrading" that it drove her to seek counseling over the "misogynist" behavior of colleagues, according to her employment tribunal claim (in which she is suing the bank for sexual discrimination).

The intern said her manager encouraged “a variety of disgusting and childish behaviors such as animal noises, burps, passing of wind and ball games,” according to her witness statement for the tribunal.

 

The misogyny of her boss, Hemal Mistry, “was flagrant” as he fostered behavior that “somehow became normal,” she said.

 

Colleagues had “open conversations about drugs and prostitutes” and they “were sometimes showing each other pictures of it amongst other pornographic images right at the desk.”

 

“The environment is simply unbearable for any woman,” Moukaideche said.

Moukaideche said she became stressed by harassment and was forced to take time off work and seek professional help. She turned to the bank’s human-resources team, and said they handled the process poorly and "insinuated that maybe I could not distinguish simple jokes from offensive misogynistic talks."

Interestingly, the bank’s HR head in London said in a witness statement that "such behavior is not tolerated by the bank," but added that:

"since Nadia bought her claim I have seen emails that she sent to friends in other departments," that would have constituted gross misconduct...

 

The messages "make it very hard to believe that Nadia was genuinely offended by the inappropriate behavior that was identified."

Mistry, the bank’s credit middle-office global office co-ordinator, said the trading floor was a loud place to work but "everyone in the workplace is an adult and if there is something that someone is taking offense to there are plenty of channels you can go through."

"Jokes were made about women but they didn’t objectify women, we also joked about sport," he said in court.

Finally, we note that Moukaideche is now working as a project manager at Natixis in Paris... but did spend over 2 years 'suffering' through the London office of Credit Agricole's "animal noises"...

Comments

jcaz RedPillGirl Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:54 Permalink

So I guess that a blow job is out of the question at this point?The WORST environment is an all-female office-  even women hate being surrounded by women-  my wife refuses to,  says it always devolves into back-stabbing manipulations-  there are ZERO all-women-office success stories....Wow, her work history is shit- I've taken longer dumps than the time she's put in at some gigs-  maybe shoulda been their first clue.....LOL- she's a re-hire.... Gonna be amusing listening to her explain why none of this bothered her on her first go-around.....

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GUS100CORRINA InjectTheVenom Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:07 Permalink

Observation: With all of the sexual news as of late, I could not help but to think about the Book of Judges in the Bible. The theme for the entire Book of Judges is as follows:"EVERYONE DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN THEIR OWN EYES."In a postmodernism culture, there are NO MORAL ABSOLUTES, only RELATIVISM where your TRUTH is your TRUTH and my TRUTH is my TRUTH. What you define as a SEXUAL issue, someone else may look at as entirely normal behavior. We are doomed unless we get back to a moral foundation where absolutes matter because no one is ever wrong otherwise. By the way, this applies for financial markets as well.

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evildimensions Jim in MN Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Women pretending to be frail little creatures who fall to pieces and need to seek counseling if a man makes a rude or suggestive comment. What bullshit. You women wanted equality. Well now you got it. Can't handle the boilerroom? Then get out and go work somewhere that doesn' offend your delicate sensibilities. Fucking goldigging cunts.

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Creative_Destruct Flatchestynerdette Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:32 Permalink

".... women wanted equality. Well now you got it. Can't handle the boilerroom? Then get out and go work somewhere that doesn' offend your delicate sensibilities."So, millenial women are "equal" but need relentless protecting and coddling lest their delicate feminine sensibilities result in permanent psychological damage from an errant fart noise?My wife is FAR tougher than that. So is my sis. Most women around me can MORE than hold their own.Fart noises and bullshitting are one thing... unwanted sexual contact and/or assault is OBVIOUSLY waaay outta bounds, and any pig should be held accountable for that.

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vulcanraven evildimensions Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:55 Permalink

My buddy used to work at a small business in LA and the receptionist ended up suing the place for sexual harassment and winning a cool million... which ended up bankrupting the place.Basically, two guys were talking about banging chicks in their office while their door was open, the receptionist overheard them and complained to HR. They got reprimanded so decided to keep their door shut when having lewd conversations about women. Well one day they forgot to shut the door and the receptionists delicate virgin ears were offended so she quit and filed a lawsuit. Outrage culture ftw.

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evildimensions vulcanraven Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:17 Permalink

She won the sexual harrasment lottery! Too fucking bad for everyone else who worked there and had a family to support. In an environment where you can be fired simply for asking a female colleague out for a drink after work it is no longer worth it to risk any of fraternization whatsoever. The workplace has become so toxic with these SH gold diggers and draconian HR policy that men must "sterilize" their speech. Case in point, unless the person sitting across from you is from HR, don't ever have a meeting with a female coworker alone in a closed room. It could end up being your word against hers. That's how bad it's gotten. Workplaces are now battle of the sexes minefields.

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a false profit evildimensions Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

This sounds like normal, male-bonding and office staff (regardless of gender) just jesting.  Hardly misogynistic. I agree with you... women want equality as long as the needle moves in their favor.  However, if it moves the needle away from them... or they encounter something difficult... they get a case of "the vapors"... or run to HR.I previously worked for a large transportation company (Forbes 100) in IT.  One day my Director approached and asked for closed-door meeting.  Stated that a young female co-worker (who sat right across the aisle from me) had gone to HR to file a complaint against three of the male co-workers in same row.  She stated they created a hostile, misogynistic atmosphere.  The Director wanted my input (I was not named in the complaint and I was in management).  These guys were some of the hardest working, most competent people in our department.  They would stand around for about 10 minutes in morning shooting the breeze and joking around.  Hardly the stuff of nightmares...  yet, our frail flower was somehow offended (similiar to most snowflakes nowadays).   

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a false profit a false profit Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

One more note for the females who happen to be reading: I have worked in IT for over 25 years.. in some very, very stressful situations.  I have seen both men and women rise to the moment, overcome the challenges and save the day.   However, I have ONLY ever seen women cry in the work place.  Somehow this is acceptable?   I have seen women cry due to stress, due to poor review, due to a dressing down, due to getting laid off (with many other people men and women).   Here's a tip women... you want to be seen as an equal... learn to fucking control your emotions.   Go home and kick the dog, and drink a fifth of scotch like the men . ;-)

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general ambivalent Jim in MN Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:58 Permalink

There's no way to fight against this with traditional means. The liberal hate-jacketing must be taken to its logical conclusion. As inspiration, a man who shit himself and demanded staff change his diapers because he was transage. And he managed to get Women's Studies staff fired. All you can do is use their madness against them:https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/former-administra… heard right, folks. The only way to be an hero today is to wear diapers and shit yourself, all while demanding equality and free diapers from the Women's Rights institutes.

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