NSW Law Society launches sexual harassment portal

Some rare positive news on this front from Australia…

Lawyers Weekly reports

Amid a number of allegations raised against senior legal practitioners, the NSW Law Society has launched a portal to provide information and training to solicitors along with resources to seek assistance and avenues to report complaints.

The newly released “Sexual Harassment in the Law” portal, located on the Law Society’s website, will allow the state’s solicitors to access information on the steps they can take if they have experienced or witnessed some form of sexual harassment, discrimination or victimisation in a legal workplace setting and would like to report it.

President Juliana Warner said she feels very strongly about keeping a spotlight on the prevalence of sexual harassment and is committed to finding ways to “create more open workplaces, backed by appropriate policies, reporting and support” that will empower victims to come forward without the fear of career repercussions.

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