Decision comes as part of wider review into firm social events
Slaughter and May has ditched firm-subsidised ski trips following an allegation of sexual harassment, it has emerged.
The decision was made last year and forms part of a wider risk review into social events at the firm.
The Telegraph reports that a “mid-level”, male lawyer left the magic circle player last summer after a female colleague complained she had received a string of messages of a “sexual nature”. She is said to have refused to share a hotel room with him after a night of drinking on a firm ski trip.
In the wake of the complaint, the accused lawyer was moved to a different team before eventually leaving the firm last summer. He is now working in a similar role at another City law firm, according to the report.
Slaughter and May declined to comment.
Elsewhere, The Law Society’s Junior Lawyer division has called on firms to offer a range of booze-free event options — paint-balling, hat making and mini-golf, to name but a few — as part new guidance on creating a healthy alcohol culture in the legal profession.
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