My East European Discrimination Case
and how Citi denied everything
Latest Update (9 July 2019): The full EAT hearing is proceeding as previously indicated by the Honourable Mrs Justice Slade (DBE) on 29-30 July 2019, starting at 10:30 am. Address: 5th Floor, 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1NL.
Documentation for the hearing:
1). Chronology and Skeleton Argument dated 8 July 2019
2). Bundle of Documents dated 24 June 2019
3). Essential Reading List dated 13 July 2019
The website www.BulgariansAtTheGate.co.uk is dedicated to my discrimination case against Citigroup. It includes relevant and up-to-date documents and information about the case. I hope that the web site will:
My name is Georgi Mechkarov
I was employed by Citi between 2006 and 2013 in their Corporate and Investment Banking division and held various positions in their office in Bulgaria before moving to London in 2010, where I was most recently a Vice President in the EMEA Transaction Execution Group.
Following my move to London in July, 2010, I suffered a never-ending discriminatory harassment and discrimination campaign on the basis of my Eastern European origin orchestrated by managers and supported by the team. Despite my numerous requests for help to my managers and the team, nothing every changed and their hostility only ever got worse.
A complete account of the events is outlined in the document Timeline of Events.
In November and December 2014, I was contacted by Citi Investigation Unit and invited to raise a formal complaint about the conduct of my managers, which I did in a meeting with the Internal Investigation department of Citi. Meanwhile, Citi issued an internal written warning in the form of an e-mail advising my colleagues not to communicate with me and also installed a firewall blocking my e-mails to everyone in Citigroup globally.
In January 2015, I was left with no other choice but to start my legal case against Citi, which has been going on ever since.