City firm launches multi-disciplinary harassment service

18 September 2020

A City law firm has teamed up with clinical psychotherapists and public relations experts to launch a multi-disciplinary service to advise on sexual misconduct and harassment cases.

Wills firm justified in sacking employee who left client sweary message

4 September 2020

A will-writing business was entitled to fire a member of staff who accidentally left a message on a potential client’s voicemail about getting drunk and littered with swear words, a tribunal has ruled.

CPS solicitor “was not too ill” to bring tribunal claim in time

2 September 2020

A former Crown Prosecution Service solicitor was unwell with stress but not so ill that she could not bring an unfair dismissal claim in time, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Legal profession must be “more open about menopause”

2 September 2020

More openness about the menopause is needed, the Law Society said yesterday as it released guidance on experiencing menopause in the legal profession.

Judge rejects challenges to £13k award for age discrimination solicitor

27 August 2020

A judge has refused applications from both sides to reconsider his decision to award an experienced property solicitor damages of £13,200 for age discrimination by a law firm.

Judge loses race discrimination claim over litigant’s complaint

10 August 2020

A judge has failed in his claim that he suffered discrimination, harassment and victimisation due to his race over how a complaint against him by a litigant was dealt with.

Partner fired for ‘topping up’ fees overturns tribunal ruling

7 August 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned a ruling that a law firm was entitled to fire a partner who was accused of ‘topping up’ legal aid fees with cash from a client’s father.

“Extremely egotistical” solicitor fails in victimisation claim

5 August 2020

An employment tribunal has rejected a victimisation claim from an “extremely egotistical” solicitor who was fired by a citizens advice bureau within a fortnight of starting his job.

Solicitor rebuked for settlement agreement demand

28 July 2020

A solicitor has been rebuked for trying to include a ban on her former employer referring her to any regulatory authority as part of a settlement of disputes between the two.

Whistleblowers’ lawyers “fear retaliation” over NDAs

23 July 2020

Lawyers acting for whistleblowers have told MPs and peers that they can feel intimidated to raise concerns over non-disclosure agreements because of the threat of retaliation.

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