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.
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