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Banker Demands £13.5 Million After Maternity Redundancy

11/08/2010 10:09 | Updated 22 May 2015

A former banker is suing her ex-bosses for £13.5 million after being made redundant following her maternity leave.

Oksana Denysenko, who was a vice president with City firm Credit Suisse, initially shared her old job with a colleague after returning to work.

Seven months in, she faced redundancy after being told the position did not need two people.

Miss Denysenko told an employment tribunal that Credit Suisse had not allowed her to return to her former job when she went back to work in May 2007 after giving birth to her daughter.

She said she had been forced into a jobshare with a male colleague who she had nominated to cover her maternity leave. She also claimed she had been asked to do work which had nothing to do with her former position.

The tribunal ruled that Miss Denysenko was sexually discriminated against, but have yet to make a final decision on her pay-out. Miss Denysenko is claiming £13.5million.

Credit Suisse denied the Miss Denysenko's accusations, saying they had continued to employ both workers as the market was 'booming'.

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