Lawyers keep jobs following e-mail scandal

seven staff at Norton Rose accused of forwarding a personal e-mail, which
detailed a sex act, have hung on to their jobs following a disciplinary

law firm announced today that the employees would be disciplined but not
sacked. The seven included lawyer Bradley Chait, whose private e-mail from his
girlfriend was circulated to millions of Internet users, and six of his

we are disappointed in the behaviour of certain employees and concerned about a
clear breach of Norton Rose’s employment terms and conditions. This is an
internal matter but to avoid speculation we would like to state that the
employees have been disciplined but not dismissed.  Dismissal was considered but not felt appropriate,” claimed the

fate of an estimated 40 Royal & SunAlliance insurance workers suspended
over the circulation of an obscene e-mail of the cartoon character Bart Simpson
has still to be decided.

Ben Willmott

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