From thelawyer.com, comes this article:
The Allen & Overy (A&O) Moscow senior associate who published an erotic novel on-line has been sacked.
Deidre Dare’s employment was terminated on Friday, several weeks after the firm stopped her from publishing further instalments of Expat: A Weekly Serialized Novel About Living in Moscow.
In a statement, a spokesman for the firm said: “Following our normal disciplinary process, we found that Ms Dare’s behaviour – in publishing the material she did in the professional name under which she practises, and the way that she has responded to a number of reasonable requests from us since – was unacceptable and totally at odds with the standards of behaviour that we expect from all of our people.
“We’ve therefore terminated her employment.”
I have so much to say on this topic, but I’m going to hold my tongue for just a bit, I think, as I’m interested in your thoughts. Read the entire article here, and then tell me: Is this sufficient grounds for getting fired? Why? Why not? What does it say about how sex, erotica and erotica writers are still viewed today?
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. ~Voltaire, Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764
PS — Amazing photo by this artist.