Image from Shutterstock.com.
Morrison & Foerster is slicing 4% of its workers positions within the United States and is within the strategy of eliminating a handful of workers jobs within the United Kingdom.
Above the Law broke the news. In all, 38 staff will likely be laid off within the two international locations.
In a press release supplied to the ABA Journal, the regulation agency mentioned the layoffs had been because of tendencies accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has affected the way we work as a firm, and how we deliver for our clients and attorneys,” the assertion mentioned. “This has accelerated trends, particularly in how we support our practices and staff our physical offices.”
The assertion mentioned the agency recurrently updates its staffing mannequin in mild of know-how advances, demand for providers and enterprise wants.
“It became obvious that the fundamental changes we have experienced over the past year will outlast the pandemic, and that we needed to adapt, investing in those roles that best serve our clients’ emerging needs,” the regulation agency mentioned.
Staff members had been knowledgeable of the choice Friday. The redundancy course of for affected staff within the United Kingdom is ongoing.
The laid-off workers members will likely be eligible for severance pay, outplacement providers and, within the United States, well being care advantages.
“We have not taken this painful decision lightly, but felt it was necessary to address the evolving nature of our work, and to position the firm for continued strength and success,” the assertion mentioned. “We deeply appreciate the dedicated and valuable contributions these individuals have made to the firm.”