Japanese bank faces unlawful dismissal suits

Mr Glen Wood (here with his son Alexander) and Mr Shunsuke Fujii are suing MUFG for unlawful dismissal in separate cases.
Mr Glen Wood (here with his son Alexander) and Mr Shunsuke Fujii are suing MUFG for unlawful dismissal in separate cases.PHOTO: COURTESY OF GLEN WOOD

Two ex-employees allege they were subjected to 'discriminatory and retaliatory treatment'

Two former employees of Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) have filed separate suits against the bank in New York and Tokyo for unlawful dismissal, after they had each tried to seek recourse within the company for discrimination and harassment.

According to court filings for both cases, the megabank is alleged to have subjected the two employees to "discriminatory and retaliatory treatment" for ostensibly failing to conform to traditional Japanese workplace etiquette.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Japanese bank faces unlawful dismissal suits'. Print Edition | Subscribe