(Reuters) – A former London-based Goldman Sachs banker claims he was unfairly dismissed with a “deplorable” lack of proper procedure after being notified on 10 occasions and was forced to deal with “unfortunate and bullying language”.
Thomas Doyle, former EMEA head of synthetic swaps sales, claims he was fired in 2021 without a warning letter or proper performance management and was told he was “causing disruption and conflict”, a court document seen by Reuters showed on Monday.
Mr. Doyle, who says he joined Goldman in December 2018 with an exemplary market reputation, named Goldman Sachs International and four senior Goldman bankers in a lawsuit being heard at a central London employment tribunal. Employment disputes come to trial relatively rarely in London, as the vast majority are settled before going to court.
A spokesperson for Goldman Sachs dismissed the allegations as unfounded and said the case would be “vigorously contested”;.
Mr. Doyle declined to comment.
The banker claims he was fired in 2021 shortly after receiving a $218,223 bonus after raising a series of regulatory red flags with senior and surviving colleagues because he believed the bank had failed, or was at risk of failing, to treat customers fairly and give appropriate advice.
Mr. Doyle also claims that he and others were repeatedly yelled at, that a managing partner told him he was fabricating information when he complained that he and his team were being excluded from work, and that he was sworn at at least five times during a meeting.