A Jones Day employee has been given a police caution for sexually harassing a colleague at the firm's London office.
A Jones Day partner confirmed to RollOnFriday that an employee had been cautioned by police for his behaviour. He declined to specify the perpetrator's role at the firm, but said that the man had been fired.
"After this do you want to paginate my bundle? That's a euphemism. I know you know that. You're smart as well as sexy. Let me supervise you with my eyes."
Jones Day is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to internal affairs and would not comment on the partner's claims on the record. Recently it even refused to provide a breakdown of its trainee retention rate. Jones Day staff are more open, however, and have referred on several occasions to a spicy culture at the London office. In the RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2016 survey, a respondent commented that partners "have a healthy sex life and sense of social responsibility - they help their trainees and secretaries by sleeping with them". Others referred to "horny partners running around the place sleeping with their trainees and associates", who, "cannot be gotten rid of because they provide so much mirth to the rest of the office with their sexcapades". A trainee was more enigmatic and said that work, "can lead to late nights, but they too are often enjoyable".
Meanwhile, others purporting to work at the firm have claimed that a significant reason some home-grown partners have not moved from Jones Day is the "legacy sexual harassment suits they would bring with them". Another said, "some of the partners I had the (dis)pleasure to work with on deals were genuine sex pests, who should have been locked up ages ago". Although such comments could just be the lies of a bitter employee fired for bad touching.