Tuesday 17 October 2017

PwC threat to sue media over use of girls' photos

Legal expert says women could have case against company if it does not discipline staff involved, writes Alison O'Riordan

TOP accountancy firm Pricewaterhosue Coopers (PwC) has threatened to take legal action against any newspaper that publishes pictures of the female trainees who were the subject of last week's emails scandal at the company.

The Dublin firm is at the centre of an email scandal in which young female interns were rated by their male colleagues in a 'Top 10' list. The company has now claimed copyright ownership of the staff girls' pictures.

In a legal letter to media outlets late yesterday, its solicitors Eugene F Collins & Co said the photographs were "obtained by newspapers from various unauthorised on-line sources" and said further use could lead to a claim for damages.

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