Very few of the 20 largest banks in the country would answer just a few basic questions about their policies and programs around sexual harassment. But — trust them! — they are committed to equality. Even Maria Contreras-Sweet is kept out of critical meetings, though perhaps this wasn’t a “no girls allowed” situation, like at Point72 Asset Management.
Strong policies against sexual harassment appear to be a factor in shielding banks from the public shamings that have occurred in other industries, but even they know they can’t get too complacent. Some are ditching old training sessions and trying new things like coaching witnesses on how to report demeaning behavior.
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At the U.K. investment bank, women earn 26% less than men and receive bonuses that are 60% lower, according to the lender’s annual report. Overall, it pays women just under half as much as male colleagues.
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