Japanese bank MUFG sued in Tokyo, New York for 'wrongful sacking' of employees

Canadian Glen Wood has accused Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of unfairly sidelining him with a demotion and hefty pay cut after he applied for leave to take care of his son.
Canadian Glen Wood has accused Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of unfairly sidelining him with a demotion and hefty pay cut after he applied for leave to take care of his son.PHOTO: GLEN WOOD

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

According to court filings for both cases seen by The Sunday Times, 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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