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BNP Sued After Vetoing Boss’s Proposal to Work Remotely From French Riviera

  • Ex-regional director asked to join husband in south of France
  • BNP says it’s not to blame; didn’t want to grant special favor
Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, near Nice, France. 

Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, near Nice, France. 

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A former BNP Paribas SA regional director is suing the lender, claiming she was left with no other choice than quitting after it vetoed her request to work remotely from the French Riviera where her husband had got a new job.

Sandrine Sustar, who was based in the northern city of Lille and specialized in real-estate financing for wealthy clients, argues that working from home posed no problems during Covid-19 lockdowns and so there was no reason to prevent her from continuing it from the south of France so that she, her husband and their two children could all live together.