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The High Court in Johannesburg is yet to quantify the amount of money payable to a former Imperial Holdings manager after it found she was racially discriminated against. Adila Chowan sought a R23m settlement in her application against the company’s subsidiary Associated Motor Holdings and Imperial Holdings CEO and Eskom board memeber Mark Lamberti, who the court found had acted in a sexist and racist manner towards her. Chowan took the company to court after she was dismissed in 2015 for challenging a decision to employ a white male who was less qualified than her as chief financial officer, despite prior assurances she would be promoted to the position. When she was turned down for the position at Associated Motor Holdings, Lamberti referred to her as a female employment equity appointee in the presence of other managers at the company. The court found that Lamberti and Imperial’s actions impaired Chowan’s dignity and that she was "extremely upset, humiliated, degraded and objecti...

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