Handling sexual misconduct complaints: lessons to learn from the Russell McVeagh report | Employment Law Blog

Many employers, across industries, are facing an increase in sexual misconduct and harassment allegations from complainants emboldened by the #metoo movement.  Historic complaints are also being revisited as organisations ‘face up’ to situations that could perhaps, with hindsight, have been handled better.  Against that backdrop, a leading New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh has published the findings of a wide-ranging, independent review (see here) into claims that five summer interns were sexually harassed by a partner and a solicitor at the firm in the summer of 2015-2016 which became the…

Metro announce cuts to product fees on 5 year residential products

Metro Bank has announced that it has reduced the product fee on its residential five-year fixed rate mortgage range. According to the lender, borrowers will now pay a product fee of £499, a reduction on the previous fees of between £999 – £1,499. Charles Morley, director of mortgage distribution at Metro Bank, said: “With the Bank of England base rate increasing last week, we have witnessed customers looking for the security afforded by longer term fixes. A reduced product fee, along with the…