Labor Court Convicts Banco do Brasil Subsidiary of “Psychological Harassment”

The bank was charged with psychological harassment promoted by directors, managers, and superiors. Compensation amounts to R$250,000.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A São Paulo labor court has sentenced Banco do Brasil to pay R$250,000 (US$62.500) in a suit for institutional psychological harassment. The state-owned company will still be required to promote changes in internal complaint procedures to curb similar situations.

The case involved Cobra Tecnologia, a bank subsidiary, which rejects the allegations of abuse. The decision will be subject to appeals by both parties.

The Federal Labor Prosecutor's Office denounced the bank "for demanding abusive goals and discrimination on the grounds of gender, as well as of outsourced employees, in . . .

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