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Bankers at CIBC London Had Book of Sexual Jokes About Women

  • Judge ruled the book normalized a culture of lewd comments
  • Zhuofang Wei lost discrimination claim as she took part
CIBC President & CEO Victor Dodig Interview
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Executives at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s London office kept a book full of “sexually suggestive comments” about women for a decade, in the latest employment tribunal case to shine a light on banking’s sexist culture. 

The allegations about the joke book formed part of an employment suit brought by Zhuofang Wei, an executive director, who lost her sexual discrimination case against the bank. The comments, which were read out at the annual Christmas party, were full of innuendos, she said.