Muslim brokers seek legal action over bias claim

Two Muslim former city brokers launched an unusual legal action alleging religious discrimination in a case that challenges how financial companies allocate clients. The female co- workers claim their bosses at Compagnie Financi_re Tradition, a Swiss stockbroker, diverted Jewish clients away from them, giving them instead to non-Muslim colleagues. The employment tribunal case is a rare – and potentially far-reaching – example of religious discrimination laws being used to challenge how city businesses divide up work among employees. Documents prepared for the London Central Employment Tribunal show that the women – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – allege they suffered “complex and multi-faceted” discrimination while working for Tradition in London and elsewhere over the past three years.