Sacked A&O associate to take action against firm

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  • Did i miss something?

    Are lawyers not allowed to have a life outside of work anymore? Ah, hold on. Sorry, my mistake.

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  • storm/teacup

    Literary, sexual or other prowess neither here nor there, sacking her is quite possibly the most stupid thing A&O could have done.

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  • Marriage

    I just read her stories ...Im in love with her....

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  • ridiculous

    The published chapters contain little to no explicit language, the material is not shocking and does not contain anything other than a fictitious blog on expat life in Moscow.

    It is clear that A&O is not depicted and this is clearly a blatant case of age discrimination. If she were as old and unattractive as undoubtedly the people who sacked her no one would ever have had second thoughts about the fictitious nature of the writing. If every A&O partner ever to have set foot in the Night Flight would be sacked there would not be many left. I fail to see what is wrong with literature and I fail to see what is wrong with the healthy sexual appetite of a fictional character.

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  • Not quite as balck and white as ity would first appear

    I suspect they were looking for any excuse to get rid of her following her sexual harrasment claim.

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  • Really Revelatory?

    For a "bringing into disrepute" angle to work, there needs to be some prospect of an adverse change in reputation. Good luck proving that one, A&O.

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  • Stupid, stupid A&O

    Some partners ought to have known better. But to put yourself in the firing line like this is just stupid. Taking oneself and one's firm too seriously makes one look very foolish. I can see A&O is going to have to pay out big money. And then what are they going to say to future associates: "This is a fun place to work!" Like hell.

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  • If I were Russia

    From the Lawyer News Daily it does sound like A&O are being a little over-sensitive. I think Russia might have more serious PR problems than alleged 'face-controlling'!

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  • Sacked A&O associate to take action against firm

    What's wrong with a bit of "A" and "O" anyway, Mr Humphrey?

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  • Oh come on..

    Just how seriously would you take a senior lawyer who would post photos as such on the www and seems to take more interest in courting publicity over anything else.. imagine if it was a male...do you think he would ever be taken seriously again?

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