(fashion) A female City banker who had a witch's hat left on her desk by drunken male colleagues has won her claim for sexual discrimination.
Stacey Macken sued French bank BNP Paribas for £4 million after being belittled by her boss who kept telling her 'not now, Stacey' - a phrase he used so often that colleagues even copied it.
The £120,000-a-year worker claimed that over a four year period she received hundreds of thousands of pounds less than her male peers in salary and bonuses.
And she said that once she complained, managers at the bank targeted her for further unfair treatment.
Miss Macken, 48, previously a vice president at Deutsche Bank, was hired by BNP in 2013.
But unbeknown to her, a male recruit hired with the same job title and responsibilities was being paid £160,000.
Stacey Macken sued French bank BNP Paribas for £4 million after being belittled and paid less than a male colleague of similar rank. A tribunal has upheld her discrimination claim and a pay award will be announced soon
Within months of joining, she claimed she was exposed to sexist behaviour involving one of her bosses in the Prime Brokerage team, Matt Pinnock.
His former PA, Georgina Chapman, told a tribunal: 'In October 2013, a large Halloween-style black witch's hat was left on Stacey Macken's desk after some of the Prime Brokerage team, including Matthew Pinnock, had gone drinking at the pub towards the end of the day.
'I was working later than usual, possibly around 7pm, 8pm, and was packing up to leave as they came back from their drinking session.
'They were visibly drunk and were racing around the nearly empty office being loud and boisterous.
'I arrived at work the next morning around 8am and there was a witch's hat on Stacey's desk, directly in front of her computer.
'Stacey arrived into work around 8.45am, which was when she saw the hat and asked me if I knew who had put it there.
'I told her that I did not know, but I suspected it was one of the drunk team members, because they were the only people in that area of the office the evening before, which, combined with their drunkenness, made them most likely to have done it.
'Stacey was visibly upset and confided in me that she felt really uncomfortable working with those male