Russell McVeagh partner being investigated after 'inappropriate comments' allegation

A Russell McVeagh partner has been banned from work while an investigation into inappropriate comments at a client event takes place. 

The law firm is investigating a complaint which relates to a partner making inappropriate comments while attending a client event under the influence of alcohol.

In a statement, chair Malcolm Crotty says a partner has been restricted from the workplace while an independent investigation is underway.

"The seriousness with which we are treating this investigation confirms our commitment to building a culture of trust and transparency," he wrote.

"Everyone in the organisation knows what is expected of them and we will not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour."

A more detailed statement is expected to be released following the outcome of the investigation, Mr Crotty says.

The investigation is expected to be completed within the next 10 working days.

The firm has been under intense scrutiny after it was hit with allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour by senior employees in February.


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