A star stock picker at Fidelity was reportedly fired after an allegation of sexual harassment

Gavin Baker, a star stock-picker at Fidelity, was reportedly fired after he allegedly sexually harassed a junior female staffer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an attorney for the staffer and people familiar with the situation.

The female employee is a 26-year-old equity research associate who is currently on leave, the Journal reported.

A spokesman for Baker told the WSJ he “strenuously” denies any “supposed” allegations of sexual harassment.

“Gavin left Fidelity amicably a few weeks before planning to become engaged to his longtime girlfriend who is an analyst and fund manager there, as he believes his new fiancée and he should not work at the same firm. After a great 18 years at Fidelity that he’s very grateful to have experienced he’s excited to begin a new job later this month,” the spokesman told the WSJ in a statement.

Fidelity, in a statement to Business Insider, said: “We do not generally comment on current or former employees. Speaking generally, however, when allegations of these sorts arise, we investigate them immediately and take prompt and appropriate action.”

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here.

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