Injunction preventing Pipers from moving to expel partner suing for sex discrimination ‘discharged’

The Federal Court of Australia has discharged an injunction preventing national firm Piper Alderman from convening a meeting to consider expelling Lexia Wilson from the partnership.

Speaking following the judgment, Ms Wilson’s counsel – Mills Oakley partner Malcolm Davis – told Lawyers Weekly that “Lexia has had an injunction from the Court for more than three months and today’s decision does not impact her ongoing complaints in the Australian Human Rights Commission or her intended claims against the partners for damages for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and defamation.”

The news follows this morning’s report from Lawyers Weekly that international plaintiff firm Slater & Gordon is being sued for unfair dismissal in the Federal Court of Australia.

Earlier this week, it was reported that national firm Hicksons Lawyers would “vigorously” defend a human rights application, pertaining to sex, brought against it by a former partner, and a sex discrimination suit was brought against the principal of Parramatta-based firm Dehsabzi Lawyers.

Source: Injunction preventing Pipers from moving to expel partner suing for sex discrimination ‘discharged’ – Lawyers Weekly

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