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The Lawdown Episode 28: Eddie Jones Move to Rugby Australia; Maternity Pay and Policies in Football; and Gender Equality Issues in Rugby Union

We are delighted to introduce this Sports Edition of the Lawdown podcast, discussing our take on the employment, partnership and other legal issues behind some fresh news stories in the sporting world.

In our latest episode of The Lawdown, Partners Beth Hale and Emma Bartlett and Trainee Solicitor Mitchell Blythe discuss the following:

  1. Eddie Jones Move to Rugby Australia: The significance of post-termination restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses as the Rugby Football Union (RFU) failure to insert a non-compete clause into the severance agreement of former head coach Eddie Jones leads to his new role in Rugby Australia just 7 weeks later.
  2. Maternity in Football: A landmark ruling on maternity pay at the FIFA Tribunal for Icelandic footballer, Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir, and criticism by Reading captain, Emma Mukandi of the Football Association maternity policy.
  3. Gender Equality in Rugby Union: Action taken by both Wales Rugby Union and Ireland Rugby Football Union in the wake of allegations that there exists a toxic culture of sexism within Wales Rugby Union.

All 28 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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