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19:00  15 may  2019
19:00  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The International Bar Association survey -- based on the online responses of 6,980 attorneys from 135 countries -- found sexual harassment in the industry is “common” and bullying is “rife.”

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“These are shocking numbers,” said Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society, which represents attorneys in England and Wales. “We really need to eradicate this.” Since many incidents go unreported, it’s possible that the industry “wasn’t aware of the scale and size of the problem,” she said.

It’s the latest episode in a movement that’s seen women around the world speak out about behavior ranging from inappropriate comments to rape and assault, in the wake of allegations of serial predation by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which he denies.

“I hope the report will be a wake-up call for the profession,” Kieran Pender, the report’s author and an adviser for the IBA, said by phone.

To be sure, the poll was publicly available online and it’s possible that people who had experienced bullying and harassment were more likely to respond. The IBA said it’s the largest-ever survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal industry, was distributed to IBA members, and is consistent with other research.

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It found that in three quarters of cases the perpetrator went unsanctioned.

Overall, almost one in five lawyers have been sexually harassed at work during their career. Only 12 percent of those who were sexually harassed formally reported or made a complaint about the incident. Some felt reporting it was not required or they could deal with the problem themselves

Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds © Getty

Not Reported

“Around the world, it will be lawyers who are at the forefront of cases that test the efficacy of current laws,” Julia Gillard, the former Australian prime minister who now chairs the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, said in a foreword to the document. “The legal profession can only step up to this role with integrity if it makes sure its own house is in order.”

In three-quarters of all sexual harassment cases, the incident is never reported, according to the report.

Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds © Bloomberg Global Problem

‘Casinos’

The fact that many law firms are male-dominated with a hierarchical power structure may be part of the problem, the report said, citing an example offered by one female respondent.

“One of the senior partners offered to help me get a training contract, if I went to casinos with him and agreed to ‘get to know him better,’” the woman said. “I never reported it because it would have meant exclusion from the project. Nothing happens to the partners.”

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Some men also said they’d been harassed. One, who worked at a U.K. barristers’ chambers -- where trial lawyers are based -- said his supervisor often said she wanted to “f***” him and “any conversation would seem to have a sexual reference in it.”

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