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The Legal Jobs Where Sexual Harassment Is Most Common

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- More than a third of women in the legal profession have experienced sexual harassment, according to the results of a massive global survey released Tuesday that found a clear disparity among the rates of harassment reported at various types of legal employers.

The survey of nearly 7,000 respondents — including lawyers and nonlawyers — in 135 countries was conducted by the International Bar Association and market research company Acritas. When asked if they have ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, 36.6% of women and 7.4% of men responded "yes."

But when it comes to the type of legal employer, reports of sexual...

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