Sunny Tadjudin is suing her former employer the Bank of America Corp. for firing her to avoid paying her a bonus. The 50-year-old, Sunny Tadjudin is seeking considerable damages from the Bank of America, which fired her back in 2007. Sunny Tadjudin alleges that she was terminated just before a bonus payout in an effort to save money.
Sunny Tadjudin is suing in a Hong Kong High Court for $3.7 million. That figure is based on the average trader payout of 16.6 percent, which she received from 2002-2004. When Sunny Tadjudin, who is suing Bank of America Corp. for HK$28.3 million in bonuses she claims she should have been paid after generating three quarters of the profits of the bank’s Asian distressed-debt trading group was under cross-examination in Hong Kong High Court, she stated that “I accept I over-analyzed the e-mail and should not have done so.” Sunny Tadjudin according to Bloomberg News said in her witness statement that Wacker, an in-house lawyer at the bank, had altered the date of an e-mail regarding a transaction. Sunny Tadjudin said that she was paranoid to accuse a former colleague in her witness statement of deceptively altering an e-mail.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Sunny Tadjudin, who won the right to sue in 2010, claims that the whole incident, including her lowered evaluation scores and eventually her termination, was all engineered by her former manager John Liptak. John Liptak is expected to testify in the case, but he has as of yet released a statement addressing these allegations. For jobs at the Wall Street Journal readers can click here.
“I was paranoid,” Sunny Tadjudin reported when questioned if she accepted the allegation was scandalous and unconscionable. Sunny Tadjudin feels the incident was used to attack her in performance appraisals and in her dismissal. Sunny Tadjudin also dismissed a suggestion that she was prone to generating adverse inferences about colleagues, according to Bloomberg News.
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