More than a third of Australian lawyers sexually harassed at work, survey finds

The International Bar Association surveyed 7,000 lawyers around the world and found that 25% had been sexually harassed at work. In Australia, out of 1,000 lawyers, 37% had experienced harassment.

Harassment was not reported by 77% of those who experienced it – 80% of those said this was because perpetrators were never punished, and 31% said it was because they thought their employer’s response would be insufficient.

In September, a survey by the Human Rights Commission found 39% of Australians had been sexually harassed in the workplace across all professions, in the past five years.

Source: More than a third of Australian lawyers sexually harassed at work, survey finds | World news | The Guardian

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