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Ex-Deutsche Bank Employee to Appeal Sexual Harassment Suit

  • Lender investigated allegations and found no wrongdoing
  • Court rejected the harassment suit without looking at facts
Deutsche Bank AG headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Deutsche Bank AG headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

An ex-Deutsche Bank AG employee appealed a judgment that dismissed her suit over allegations that she was sexually exploited by a senior executive at the lender.

A Frankfurt labor court tossed out the ex-employee’s unfair dismissal suit because it missed a filing deadline. The court didn’t assess whether the executive’s actions took place but it said, even assuming they did happen, they can’t be attributed to the lender because the plaintiff didn’t even claim there had been organizational lapses that may have facilitated them.