According to a report from Roll on Friday, an affiliate within the London workplace of Proskauer Rose has left the agency after experiencing harassment by the hands of a companion. Indeed, they report the “associate was ‘harassed’ by the partner until she quit.” The harassed affiliate has reportedly discovered a job at one other legislation agency.
Though the precise nature of the allegations stays unknown, we do know that final week the managing companion of the London workplace, Mary Kuusisto, was joined by the agency’s compliance officer to have what’s being described as “an unusual ‘townhall’ meeting.” At the assembly staff have been instructed in regards to the harassment allegations, although the id of the companion intertwined was not revealed. According to sources, the message from the city corridor was to “remind everyone to act appropriately” and “to remember their obligations.” Which is British for, “stop with the harassment, y’all.”
In a press release given to Roll on Friday, the agency supplied platitudes and assurances about their protocols:
“Proskauer does not tolerate disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour and holds everyone in our Firm to the highest standards of conduct”, the agency mentioned in a press release.
“We encourage anyone to report behaviour that they believe violates Proskauer’s policies and provide confidential avenues to do so. We follow strict protocols to investigate complaints. Proskauer remains committed to ensuring everyone in our Firm is treated with respect and dignity.”
Of course, these phrases could not do numerous good to the affiliate who has allegedly already modified her profession path due to a companion’s actions.
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