HSBC Sex Harassment Accuser Complains Of Denied Bonus
By Max Stendahl (March 26, 2015, 6:41 PM EDT) -- HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. recently denied a bonus payment to an employee who sued the bank in August for retaliation after he complained that his boss was sexually harassing a colleague, according to a Thursday filing in New York federal court.
Michael Picarella sought a judge's permission to file an amended complaint that includes new allegations against HSBC. Picarella, a senior vice president of sales management, said that the bank had continued a "pattern" of retaliation by physically locking him out of its offices in December, placing him on administrative leave in January and denying him a bonus payment on March...
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