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The Lawdown Episode 31: Phillip Schofield’s resignation and subsequent investigation, term-time working contracts for Amazon employees, and BlackRock staff return to the office

We are delighted to share Episode 31 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 our latest episode of The Lawdown, Partner Sarah Chilton and Senior Associates Pooja Dasgupta and Wonu Sanda discuss the following:

  1. The legal issues surrounding Phillip Schofield’s resignation from ‘This Morning’ and the subsequent ITV investigation after he admitted to having an “unwise but not illegal” relationship with a younger, male colleague which revealed that he had been lying about the nature of this relationship to his employer, colleagues and the public. 
  2. Amazon UK offering term-time employment contracts to both parents and grandparents to allow flexible working for employees and whether this can be practically applied to a wider range of industries. 
  3. Finally, we discuss BlackRock and other financial institutions following their efforts to require employees to return to working in the office, the justification for this, and the potential pitfalls of doing so.  

All 31 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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