Former Bell execs allege sexism

Lawsuit claims corporate culture included sexist, vulgar language
||Last Updated: 01/25/2008

Two former Bell ExpressVu executives have filed a civil lawsuit alleging gender discrimination in the workplace by their former employers.

In court documents, Fran Boutilier and Alison Green said they had to put up with a macho corporate culture that included sexist, vulgar language and being frozen out of drinking sessions with the "boys' club."

Boutilier and Green were the first female senior executives at the satellite TV company and in their sworn court documents they say they surpassed the performance of their male predecessors, posting better results and earning shares and praise from Michael Sabia , Bell Canada's chief executive officer.