More than 100 workers from top-tier law firm Allens Arthur Robinson have chosen to take voluntary redundancies, in order to avoid being sacked from a firm-wide forced redundancy program.
This is the first time in 20 years the firm has offered a voluntary redundancy program, according to reports in The Australian.
The move by Allens to offer a voluntary redundancy program is in contrast to law firms that began sacking staff late last year when the financial downturn hit.
Allens spokesman Chris Fogarty yesterday confirmed that 114 staff had opted to leave the firm, and it was “100 percent voluntary.”
The firm will now reorganise its structure following the departures.
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