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One in three female lawyers sexually harassed, report finds
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India, May 15 -- One in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied, according to a global survey that brings law firms into a #MeToo movement that started in Hollywood and has engulfed much of the corporate world.
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."
Since the #MeToo movement kicked off two years ago, law firms have been hired to advise corporations on how to handle harassment allegations. IBA president Horacio Bernardes Neto said attorneys needed to get their own hiring and workplace behavior in order because of the risk being called out for ...
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