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'Law firm, partner's allegations divert from sexual harassment issue'

Editor’s Note: Malaysiakini is withholding the names of the parties involved in the suit to protect the identity of the plaintiff as requested.

A law firm and its senior partner’s statement of defence against a sexual harassment suit contained irrelevant allegations meant to detract from the actual issue, claimed a court filing.

Through a reply dated mid-December last year, a 27-year-old lawyer contended that the claims contained in the duo’s statement of defence against her suit were intended to negatively affect her credibility and the gravity of her complaints about the alleged sexual harassment.

The legal action named the 44-year-old male senior partner and the law firm as the first...

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