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PwC defends racism allegation

Former employee claims she was overlooked for promotion.

A former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee claims she was the subject of racial
discrimination while working for the big four auditor, The Daily Telegraph
reports.

Mihaela Popa, 31, has filed a £40m compensation claim against the financial
services firm alleging racial and other discrimination.

She told the Telegraph she was overlooked for promotion repeatedly and was
the subject of sexual innuendos connected to her Romanian background.

The firm has won two previous cases based on the claims and said it would
`vigorously’ defend the latest accusations.

`We successfully defended claims at the employment tribunal in November 2007
and the employment appeals tribunal in 2008. We will be vigorously defending the
most recent claims,’ a spokeswoman said.

Popa worked as a forensic accountant where she earned £41,000, according to
the Telegraph.

Popa told the paper her treatment between 2004 and 2006, became
‘progressively unbearable’ until she left the firm.

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