In keeping with a statement revealed Friday, the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) CEO, Rebecca Lawrence, is departing from her function. The resignation instantly follows her age and intercourse discrimination lawsuit in opposition to the CPS, which was settled on Thursday night time. Lawrence’s place as CEO was formally announced in June 2019.
The CPS assertion says that Lawrence plans to proceed advising the brand new DPP and CEO “through the transition to the following section for the organisation.” Lawrence says, with reference to her departure, that:
It is a pure transition level for the CPS and it has been a privilege to guide this necessary organisation. I’ve been impressed each day by the dedicated and purposeful colleagues at each degree who’re pushed by the reason for justice to offer service at what is usually the darkest of instances for the individuals we help.
In keeping with the Law Society Gazette, Lawrence appeared earlier than an employment tribunal on Thursday, claiming discrimination in opposition to the CPS primarily based on age and intercourse. The tribunal was meant to listen to all proof and submissions from the events all through a five-day interval from Friday morning. Nonetheless, CPS and Lawrence settled the matter. She resigned from her function shortly after the settlement.
The CPS has not but commented on the lawsuit.
On November 3, the CPS announced that Conservative MP Bob Stewart was discovered responsible in a Westminster Magistrates court docket for racially abusing a Bahraini activist exterior of an occasion hosted by the Authorities of Bahrain in December 2022.