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Minters ordered to take back environmental lawyer for now

Paul McBeth
Mon, 02 Aug 2021

The substantive hearing will determine whether Clare Sinnott was unjustifiably dismissed (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Mon, 02 Aug 2021
Law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has been forced to reinstate environmental lawyer Clare Sinnott while they duke it out whether her dismissal was justified.The top-tier firm dismissed her in May, writing to her that the employment relationship had irreconcilably broken down and created an “uncooperative and hostile working relationship” that threatened the wellbeing of the firm’s staff and partners, according to a determination published by the Employment Relations Authority.The letter came after Sinnott had filed proceeding...

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