Friday, 23 May 2003

How A Workplace Dispute is Reported in England

There are many differences in the legal proceedings between the U.S. and England, but the press reporting is clearly one of those. In a story about a female investment banker's employment claim against a bank and a former colleague, their names are omitted for "legal reasons". In many ways, some of her complaints might sound familiar to those who have read the recent best seller, "I Don't Know How She Does It" about the fictional life of Kate Reddy, a mother/investment banker facing challenges at work and at home. And when we will see a claim here for bullying or victimisation, which apparently is different from sex discrimination?

And the Telegraph story mentioned one of those trial strategies that apparently didn't work: "Paul Goulding QC, in closing submissions, described her as a lonely and unhappy person, troubled by the lack of a male partner." Back to the drawing board on that one.

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