Baker McKenzie issues apology for treatment of sexual assault complaint

February 7, 2018 Baker McKenzie has issued a statement apologizing for its handling of a sexual misconduct complaint from several years ago.

The complaint came from an associate who alleged that a Bakers partner sexually assaulted her. According to a report last week from RollonFriday, the associate received a payout and was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement before she departed from the firm.

A spokesperson for the firm commented that the firm’s “values of inclusion and diversity are extremely important” to the leadership, and that they are “really sorry this incident ever happened.”

Meanwhile Dentons has suspended a legacy Maclay Murray & Spens partner after complaints from multiple female employees. The firm recently announced the start of an in-house investigation into the matter.

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