Sexual harassment and bullying rife in legal profession



Posted by Ed 21 days ago
Bullying and sexual harassment are rife in the legal profession and workplace training is having little or no effect on tackling the issues, according to a global survey of 7,000 people working in the sector.

A third of the female respondents and one in 14 men said they had experienced sexual harassment in a work-related context, according to the analysis by the International Bar Association. Meanwhile, half the women and a third of the men cited work-related bullying.

Horacio Bernardes Neto, a Brazilian lawyer and president of the IBA, said the data showed bullying and sexual harassment were “endemic in the legal profession”. He added: “It is deeply shameful that our profession, predicated on the highest ethical standards, is rife with such negative workplace behaviours.”


Ed 21 days ago

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