Latham Asked LA Secretaries To Resign Before Layoffs

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP in March asked its Los Angeles secretaries to resign in the face of impending layoffs, according to a Monday report.

The firm told secretaries they would receive a smaller severance package in a layoff if they refused to leave, according to legal blog Above The Law, which cited an unnamed source. Between seven and 11 secretaries handed in their resignation.

Citing Latham’s monthly newsletter by global human resources manager Joshua Friedlander, the legal blog said similar problems have cropped up in Latham’s New...
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