Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit Against HSBC

Here is the recent employment discrimination lawsuit filed against HSBC, captioned Michael Preston v. HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., 14-cv-8402.

Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that he was sexually harassed by a gay co-worker – which involved explicit requests for sexual favors, physically touching and fondling plaintiff, and sexual remarks about plaintiff’s penis – and then fired a week after his last of several complaints about the harassment.

He accuses HSBC of subjecting him to sex-based disparate treatment “including, but not limited to, by creating fostering, condoning, accepting, ratifying and/or otherwise failing to prevent or to remedy a hostile work environment”.

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