Cases & Deals

Major international bank defeats claims by former Executive Vice President in Title VII/FEHA age and national origin discrimination case

Client(s) International bank

On September 7, 2016, Jones Day prevailed on behalf of an international bank in a case alleging age and national origin discrimination by a former Executive Vice President of a California subsidiary bank. The former Executive Vice President alleged that his termination was motivated by his age as the oldest member of the executive staff and by his national origin, which he shared with the former CEO who was also terminated at the same time. Jones Day successfully removed the case from a California state court, and then convinced the federal court to compel arbitration of the matter. After four days of testimony, the arbitrator agreed with the international bank that its motivation for the termination was exclusively due to legitimate performance concerns that had developed surrounding the Executive Vice President. The arbitrator entered a judgment for the Jones Day client and dismissed the case in its entirety.