DAC Beachcroft understood to have suspended lawyers for email misuse
21 September 2012
has suspended a number of lawyers for unacceptable use of email, according to an insider source.
RollOnFriday has been told that DACB has launched an investigation into the use of the firm's email system by staff members. According to the source, the firm has been reviewing certain email accounts, including those belonging to staff thought to be spending too much time on office 'banter'. Anyone deemed to have stepped over the line is reportedly whisked into a meeting room to explain themselves. The firm refused to comment on claims that a number of fee-earners have
been suspended as a result over recent weeks, pending a further meeting with HR to decide
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A spokeswoman for the firm would only say: "In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to search the e-mail archive. This search will only be initiated at the request of a partner (or support group head) to the Head of IT
". She added that anyone in breach of the rules on acceptable email conduct would be subject to disciplinary proceedings.
Obviously the newly-minted DAC Beachcroft is a lot less forgiving of employees' indiscretions than legacy "arse-beer"