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Independent investigator outlines inquiry into sexual harassment allegations

Daphne Romney QC
Daphne Romney

The BMA has appointed Daphne Romney QC to lead an independent, external, investigation into allegations of sexism and sexual harassment within the BMA.


Ms Romney is recognised as a leading expert in employment law, most notably discrimination, equal pay and the gender pay gap, protected disclosures, and victimisation.


More details about Daphne Romney can be found here


In a letter to all BMA members and staff, Ms Romney makes clear she will conduct her investigations into the allegations of sexism and sexual harassment with complete impartiality.


She added that she intends to begin her inquiries by speaking to those members who have already raised complaints, adding that all communications and discussion with her during the investigation would be treated in the strictest confidentiality.


She said: ‘I am absolutely committed to a fair, thorough, and independent investigation. I would not have agreed to conduct this investigation had I been asked, or expected, to deliver any pre-ordained outcome, and you can be confident that I will reach my own conclusions and recommend any appropriate step to be taken.’


The investigation will run across the summer and the final recommendations will be published later in the year. 


The investigation has now begun and BMA members and staff wishing to contact the investigation can email Ms Romney in confidence directly at Cloisters Chambers at [email protected] 


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