We were amused to read a recent article in a legal publication which referred to a fellow employment lawyers time when she was applying for her training contract (called articles at the time). This was 1969 and she recalls receiving a written response from a law firm which still exists today. Apparently the letter said …. “thank you for your application. We’re prejudiced against female articled clerks because of some unfortunate experiences in the past and so we shall not be calling you for an interview.” Apart from wondering what those unfortunate experiences were we can only wish that our discrimination cases contained such a damning smoking gun !
Rachel O’Connell, Solicitor & Director – Just Employment