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Sexual-Harassment Whistle-Blower Sues Lloyd’s of London Insurer

  • Ifeanyi Okoh says Tokio Marine portrayed him as mentally ill
  • Lawyer alleges culture of fear and harassment at firm
The Lloyds of London building in central London.

The Lloyds of London building in central London.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

A senior lawyer who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment and bullying at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company is suing his employer for what he called a campaign of harassment, racial discrimination and victimization.

Ifeanyi Okoh said in a complaint filed last month with a London employment tribunal that executives at Tokio Marine Kiln Group Ltd. attempted to undermine his credibility by characterizing him as mentally unstable and motivated by financial gain after he sent senior managers an email in April criticizing what he called a culture of fear and harassment at the firm. Bloomberg News reported in June on Okoh’s memo, which included allegations that a top executive groped several colleagues at a booze-fueled party earlier this year.