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‘Toxic’ London Law Firm White & Case Accused of Forcing Out Grieving Lawyer

  • Lawyer claims depression from wife’s death got him fired
  • White & Case deny the claims and say grief is not a disability
White & Case LLP, London.

White & Case LLP, London.

Source: Google

A senior lawyer accused law firm White & Case LLP of being a “toxic” place to work alleging he was fired after suffering from mental health issues triggered by his wife’s death from cancer.

Michael Wistow, former co-head of the EMEA tax practice, sued the City outpost of the US law firm at a London employment tribunal for disability discrimination. He said a bout of anxiety and depression -- which his lawyers say amounts to mental impairment -- during his wife’s battle with cancer led him to being unfairly dismissed.