Christine Carona, a former star broker at UBS Group AG, won a more than $1.5 million arbitration award after she alleged gender discrimination against her former employer and its Boston-based branch manager.
The ruling found that UBS and her former boss, James Ducey, hurt Carona’s career by treating her differently from male peers and then retaliating after she complained multiple times to the human resources department.
Carona will receive more than $600,000, while the rest of the money will cover attorneys’ fees and other costs.
“Christine Carona is an inspiration to all those who have been victims of gender discrimination,” said Dan Rabinovitz, her attorney at Murphy & King in Boston. “She showed great courage by standing up against the full force of the UBS Human Resources Department and James Ducey’s management team.”
Ducey and his attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.
“UBS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for all our employees,” the Switzerland-based company said in a statement Monday. “We disagree with the arbitrator’s decision.”
At UBS, Carona was a member of the President’s Council, an elite club for top producers at the company, where she had managed more than $300 million.