A former Credit Suisse trader who says his job drove him to depression and thoughts of suicide has sued the firm London in a personal injury claim after losing a related employment tribunal case.
Bloomberg reports that Asif Mohamedali, who earned as much as $4.3m a year in the European credit trading team before he was fired in 2009, claimed overwork and bullying by his boss led him to be hospitalized with severe depression, according to a November court filing that was released last week.
When Mohamedali told his manager Eraj Shirvani he was struggling to cope, he says he was told to 'pull yourself together' and called an expletive, according to the documents.
It is the second time Mohamedali, 36, has sued the Swiss lender. A London employment tribunal rejected his lawsuit for unfair dismissal and discrimination in February.
'Credit Suisse will vigorously defend these allegations, particularly in light of the decision made by the judge in the claimant’s employment tribunal claim in February which found in favor of the bank and Eraj Shirvani', Adam Bradbery, a spokesman for the firm, said in an e-mailed statement.
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