"It's great in our Covid-secure environment!"
Jones Day has hushed up a Covid outbreak at its London office, it has been alleged.
The US firm "pressured lawyers to come back to office" and "has now had an outbreak", a source told RollOnFriday.
The positive cases are understood to have sprung up in the corporate and restructuring teams, which have been sent home. But, in a Trump-like move, Jones Day "didn’t tell anyone in the office" about the outbreak except for those who were in direct contact with the infected individuals, said a source.
It means that staff "are blissfully unaware and still coming in, despite lawyers in corporate and restructuring being tested and/or sent home", said the source.
Jones Day did not respond to requests for comment.
Last month RollOnFriday revealed how Squire Patton Boggs was compelled to evacuate its Manchester office following two separate outbreaks. While some staff are delighted to get out of the house and into the office, other lawyers have complained that firms are placing them under undue pressure to start commuting again. Business services staff have levelled the same accusation.