Fired HSBC Trader Wants $2.6 M Because he Doesn’t Know How to Attach a File.
Late last week, ex-HSBC trader Ben Lazimy filed a lawsuit demanding that the bank would pay him over $2.6 million for firing him after he sent an internal document containing client information to himself at his Yahoo account. That’s a move fellow financial services employees will tell you, banks do not look kindly upon.
According to HSBC’s lawyer, the company was fully justified in firing Lazimy, as “the data was confidential and key to business,” and his request for damages is “absurd.” According to Lazimy’s lawyer, that check better be in the mail ASAP because: 1. Everyone else had the document, too and 2. Whatever plan the trader had for the information was ruined when the attachment was rendered useless.