Judge slams insulting religious references in Gallagher and Ardonagh case


Judge Mr Justice Freedman criticised senior staff at Arthur J. Gallagher for “wholly gratuitous” and “grossly insulting” language in his judgment on the staff poaching case that the firm brought against the Ardonagh Group.

During proceedings, Simon Matson, CEO of Gallagher UK, acknowledged that he had referred to exiting staff member Nawaf Hasan as a “complicated fat Arab” during a WhatsApp conversation with Gary Lashmar, then CEO of appointed representative Alesco, on 5 July 2017.

Matson also

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