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Shearman associate sacked after alleged sex harassment

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  • bare minimum

    Sacking him is the very least they should be doing...

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  • genius

    What a brilliant move by him to pay for the club on the corporate credit card.

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  • Where?

    The Windmill Club? Not heard of that one - where's that?

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  • dirty business

    Stop press, shock horror: associate behaves like overpaid, undersexed adolescent. What else is new?

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  • Macho law firms

    Macho law firms where people works a million hours a week and sell their youth to try and be a milionairres are magnets for people with a weird attitude to life. That this young go-getter had a naive attitude to sexual relations too, as alleged, shouldn't be a massive surprise.

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  • Disgusting

    That is disgusting. Really, really shocking. I mean who in this day and age actually thinks its OK to go to Chinawhite?

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  • lawyer

    From the facts in the article it sounds like prima facie she would have an ET claim... I wonder why they did not settle.

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  • work life balance

    I applaud Shearman for sacking him but the problem is that this kind of stuff still goes on in the City every night.

    I think it is a woeful state of affairs and one that firms do hardly anything about - partly because everybody works so hard they feel like they can't criticise them for what they get up to in 'private'.

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  • Back to the dark ages

    In the last couple of years we took some serious steps forward in taking the sexism out of the City but now strip clubs are on every street corner and are being seen as completely acceptable and harmless entertainment for males (and women who don't want to go being seen as prudes).

    There is clearly a resurgence in sexism on the cards.

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  • Shearman

    Presumably Shearman briefed the press about this in order to demonstrate a zero tolerance attitude. That in itself is a move on from the 90's. But what were the rest of the party doing? Did no-one notice and wonder whether they shouldn't whisk her away from someone who was (very probably, er... allegedly) a macho s**thead?

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