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Four in 10 female lawyers experience sexual harassment

Nearly four in 10 (38%) female lawyers in the UK have been sexually harassed, a report has found, prompting a call for the legal profession to “make sure its own house is in order” before advocating for wider change.

Levels of bullying and harassment within the UK’s legal profession are overwhelmingly higher than international averages, according to a report from the International Bar Association.

Almost two-thirds (62%) of women and 41% of law firm employees said they had been bullied at work, compared with the global averages of 55% and 30% respectively.

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May 15, 2019

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