New Eskom board member Mark Lamberti in hot water for sexist, racist comments

She is, essentially, saying that because she complained about the comment… she was forced out of her position…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

…she said she was offered a monetary settlement to drop this case… She said to me that she didn’t take it because she had to act for so many other women in the same situation…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

Eskom said they are studying the judgement… Mr Lamberti did indicate he would resign if there was serious findings against him… From the outside; it doesn’t look very good…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

Imperial Holdings CEO Mark Lamberti, recently appointed to the Eskom board, is in hot water.

Lamberti called a highly qualified and experienced senior black staff member “a female employment equity” candidate.

The North Gauteng High Court has found him to have wrongfully impaired her dignity with that remark.

Judge Pieter Meyer slammed the company’s poor performance in terms of the diversity of its senior management.

Meyer found Chowan to be a “singularly impressive witness”.

Chowan is claiming R23 million, of which R5 million is for her loss of dignity.

Refilwe Moloto (in for The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield) interviewed Karyn Maughan, a journalist at Times Live.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

There will be an attempt to lessen the full extent of what the court had found…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

Judge Pieter Meyer noted that the management of Imperial was almost entirely white and male…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

Mr Lamberti chose not to testify…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

All she wanted at the beginning was an apology. Instead she was subjected to a trumped-up case…

Karyn Maughan, Times Live

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