A regional Law Society Standards Committee has released the first decision nationwide on a sexual harassment complaint. Spoiler alert: they totally missed the mark.
At an unnamed firm's Friday night drinks the lawyer in question, a partner, touched the leg of a female solicitor seated near him and said, "You are very attractive." She became upset, removed herself from the situation and reported it. When questioned later by the other partners at the firm, he said he had no r
In less than a week my inbox has been flooded with stories of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination in the legal profession. An ‘open secret’ is a strange term when you think about it. But it’s also an accurate way to describe the level of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in many parts of the legal profession in New Zealand. In the wake of the Russell McVeagh allegations, I set up an anonymous blog to enable women and men to share their own stories, in