Lewis Silkin has filed an appeal on behalf of its client Stephanie Villalba (left), the former investment banker who lost her sex discrimination case against Merrill Lynch. The firm had 42 days to appeal against the December decision of the Croydon employment tribunal, which found that Merrill Lynch had not discriminated against Villalba on grounds of gender. She had claimed £7.5m in compensation for discrimination. However, the tribunal did allow Villalba’s claim of unfair dismissal and some elements of an unlawful victimisation claim.
First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 2 February