Companies are becoming 'less forgiving' of mistakes, lawyers say.
Network's plans differ from WPP and Publicis, which have both ended Covid-related salary cuts.
Last week's incident triggered complaint that led to the long-serving CEO's departure.
Publicis chief talks to Campaign after better than expected Q3.
WPP said 'inappropriate and offensive behaviour is not tolerated'.
Two sides had informal conversations about a merger on multiple occasions.
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