Prior to our engagement, our client had been issued with tribunal proceedings for constructive dismissal and sex discrimination by a very senior former employee. The employee had made clear their intentions to involve various national newspapers in an attempt to bolster their chances of achieving the highest settlement possible from our client; a threat that was subseqently carried out. This was a challenging period for our client.
We worked very closely with our client’s Board to ensure that the most cost-effective solution to this case could be found – and that reputational and PR risks could be reduced as much as possible. In this case, this meant resisting demands to settle the case at a very high level.
Our client won the case at tribunal on all charges – and reputational/PR aspects of the case were very significantly reduced.