Sexual harassment in law - a bigger problem than firms are willing to admit?

The problem of sexual harassment is by no means restricted to Hollywood Harvey Weinstein figures, as our survey last week showed. But what should law firms be doing about it?

“The worst case of sexual harassment I suffered was physical contact – a hand up my skirt groping for my vulva and missing by inches.” Not a statement from one of the victims of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, but from a lawyer recalling an incident involving a client at a firm event.

The same lawyer is able to reel off examples of other incidents, both physical and verbal, throughout her career. And she is not alone – far from it.

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