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The Lawdown Episode 21: Will Smith & Chris Rock Oscar Incident, Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodriguez’ Pregnancy Loss & Boris Partygate Investigation

We are delighted to share Episode 21 of The Lawdown, our regular podcast discussing the latest key employment, discrimination and partnership law-related news stories, and the interesting legal issues behind them.

In this episode of The Lawdown, Partner, Beth Hale, and Associates, Pooja Dasgupta, Winnifred Sarfo-Gyamfi and Yulia Fedorenko, discuss the legal issues arising from the latest news stories making the headlines, including:

1. The infamous Will Smith and Chris Rock Oscar slap – exploring the appropriateness of the actions taken by the Academy; the way in which employers should respond to similar incidents of assault, harassment and misconduct in the workplace; and the “bystander effect”;

2. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez’ pregnancy loss – discussing the impact of pregnancy loss and how employers can support staff in such circumstances; existing pregnancy loss rights; and  the implementation of pregnancy loss policies; and

3. The latest on the Partygate saga, as MPs approve the Privileges Committee inquiry into Boris Johnson’s conduct in misleading parliament – exploring how employers should deal with investigations of alleged misconduct by senior leaders; the implications of breaching ministerial codes; and practical considerations in relation to managing concurrent investigations.

All 21 episodes are available on various podcast platforms – please click the links below to listen and subscribe:

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We hope you enjoy our latest episode! Please get in touch by emailing us at info@cm-murray.com if you would like any information on the topics discussed or if you would like to suggest a story for us to cover in a future episode.

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