Offensive Jokes, Ogling Still A Problem In Legal Industry

By Natalie Rodriguez (July 7, 2020, 12:43 AM EDT) -- While the prevalence of sexual assault has decreased in the legal industry, sexual harassment and misconduct — particularly offensive jokes, ogling and sexualized comments — remain all too common despite 30 years of efforts to address the issue and the #MeToo movement's recent spotlight, a recent study says.

86% of sexual harassment incidents went unreported, according to a survey by Women Lawyers on Guard Women in the legal industry — including judges, general counsel, and law firm associates and partners — continue to deal with sex harassment and misconduct, according to research conducted by nonprofit Women Lawyers on Guard Action Network...

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