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Jefferies Sued Over Culture That Made Women `Sex Objects'

  • Ex-employee seeks more than $5.4 million in London lawsuit
  • Alleges colleague `hired' women to attend client dinner
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A former Jefferies Group saleswoman sued the investment bank for 3.5 million pounds ($5.4 million), saying male colleagues treated female co-workers as “sex objects” and fostered a "culture of discrimination" that led her to quit.

Dalal Alaoui Belghiti, who worked on the company’s European credit sales team until March 2014, told a London court that her mental health suffered as she became “isolated and excluded” by male staff. The bank said her allegations were unfounded.