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Complainant Name:
Allen & Overy LLP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: London Lite

Complaint:

Allen & Overy LLP complained that an article had inaccurately claimed that Shazia Wahab a former employee and candidate in the latest series of The Apprentice had won 1 million in damages from the complainant in a sex and race discrimination claim. Although Ms Wahab had made allegations of race and sex discrimination, the complainant made clear that none of these allegations had been upheld, although one of six allegations of victimisation had been. Moreover, her claim was made for less than 1 million, and the Employment Tribunal did not award any amount of damages; Ms Wahab subsequently agreed terms upon which her employment with the complainant would end.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper annotated its records with the points the complainant had made and undertook to ensure that all future articles reflected the correct position.

Report: 77



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