Female barristers report high level of sexual harassment at work

Female barristers are frequently subject to sexual harassment and discrimination but are reluctant to complain for fear it might damage their careers, research has revealed. The Bar Standards Board (BSB), which regulates the profession and carried out the survey of more than 1,300 female barristers, is to write to every chambers in England and Wales urging them to improve compliance with equality rules. The results emerged from an online questionnaire answered by nearly a quarter of women lawyers working at the bar; their age and ethnicity were broadly representative of…

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