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Tribunal to hear case against Kamlesh Behl

The case against her by Law Society for bullying her employees, earlier turned down by the court, is now being brought up before the Employment Tribunal.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2003 12:17 IST
UK Bureau
UK Bureau

The ouster of the Indian-origin solicitor Kamlesh Behl from the Law Society a few years ago had led to an acrimonious debate and row. She went to the court protesting her ouster by the society on the ground that she bullied and harassed the staff under her and the court had turned down the case against her.

The Law Society had appealed against the court decision. Now, that case is to be heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. A few organisations have appealed for Asians to attend the hearing in a show of moral support to her.

The general feeling, specially in Asians, was that she had been discriminated against because she was almost due to create history by becoming its President, the first Asian and a woman to attain the highest post of a body that has a membership of over 50000 QCs, solicitors and barristers.

At the time of the ouster she was Vice-President. Many organisations, including the Asian Lawyers Association, had protested. She was called to various meetings to express her feelings. She said she suffered extreme stress and so did her family.

First Published: Dec 24, 2003 21:35 IST