Letter to Ms Maria Fernandes
from Bulfin & Company, Employment
Thank you for your letter of 18 July 2000. We are
pleased to deal with the issue that you raise:
We stated in our letter that no veiled threat or
other intimation was intended as this was genuinely the case,
however, we can understand why you may have viewed our comments
with concern. The fact is that our client considers that her current
position gives rise to a prospective constructive dismissal claim.
Hearings in the Employment Tribunal, as you are no doubt aware,
are open to the public and the names of the parties are contained
in lists published by the Employment Tribunal. We appreciate that
your husband has no connection with your firm, nevertheless, the
name of your firm and the fact that you have a high profile within
the Law Society may attract media interest. Our point in leading
to this was to draw your attention to the fact that this matter
could be concluded without the need for a public hearing, by way
of a Compromise Agreement in which our client would be prepared
to agree to confidentiality.
We hope this has clarified the issue and look forward
to receiving your comments with regard to the substantive issues.
If you would prefer to discuss this matter on the
telephone, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Karen Bulfin
of this Firm.
19 July 2000