Farore Law contributes to Bloomberg article: “How Corporate Britain Hides Thousands of Sex Discrimination Cases”

Farore Law contributes to Bloomberg article: “How Corporate Britain Hides Thousands of Sex Discrimination Cases”

Farore Law has been cited in an article published by Bloomberg regarding the hundreds of workers who each year file sex discrimination grievances “in return for money – and silence.”

Bloomberg analysed legal judgments available via UK Government’s public Employment Tribunal decisions database [1] and found that 2,195 sex discrimination cases were dropped before court rulings in the past 2 and a half years, out of 3,585 suits in total. This equates to around 61%. Bloomberg’s analysis of the judgments is backed by the separate Ministry of Justice data, which show that the number of sex discrimination complaints at the Employment Tribunal increased by 69% in the year to March. In contrast, all types of cases increased by 27%. Last year, only 3% of sex discrimination cases made it to a final ruling, of which two-thirds saw the claimant succeed.

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"Banks and law firms in UK demand more female barristers," FT reports

"Banks and law firms in UK demand more female barristers," FT reports

UK-based lawyers and banks are demanding more diversity from the barristers they instruct as they attempt to end panels of “white, middle-aged men” on their high-profile cases, the FT reports.

Institutions including Magic Circle law firms Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Freshfields are among those requesting a gender diverse list when appointing legal counsel.

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