One in four young women scared they will be sacked if they report sexual harassment, study finds – The Independent

‘One in four young women are scared they will be sacked if they report sexual harassment at work, a study has found. Carried out by the Young Women’s Trust and released on the second anniversary of the #metoo movement, the research found that just 6 per cent of young women who had been sexually harassed at work reported the misconduct.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2019

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Army sergeant demoted after he punched and twisted the nipples of ‘raw recruits’ to toughen them up, tribunal hears – Daily Telegraph

‘An army sergeant was demoted and detained for six months after punching and twisting the nipples of “raw recruits” to toughen them up, a tribunal has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2019

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Britain’s most senior female barrister kept quiet about sex assault because of fear for career – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in assault, barristers, bullying, harassment, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior female barrister has revealed that she kept quiet about sexual harassment for fear of ending career. Amanda Pinto QC, Chair-Elect of the Bar Council of England and Wales, said that she even suffered a sexual assault at the hands of a QC when she was a pupil in the 1980s but did not tell anyone for more than three decades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019

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Barristers demand self-reporting waiver for harassment cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Barristers feel they cannot talk about workplace harassment and bullying because such discussions could trigger self-reporting obligations, the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd October 2019

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Bad behaviour by male barristers “still abounds” – Legal Futures

‘Inappropriate behaviour by male barristers in robing rooms and at Bar messes “still abounds”, the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 1st October 2019

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Bar offers free app to report bullying and harassment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 10th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, barristers, bullying, computer programs, harassment, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has turned to artificial intelligence to help barristers report bullying and harassment quickly and anonymously.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th September 2019

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Non-discriminatory bullying in the workplace: does the law go far enough? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in bullying, employment, harassment, news by sally

‘In workplaces bullying is more commonly purely psychological and rarely reaches levels of criminality. In such cases, non-discriminatory bullying could nonetheless find a workplace stress claim in the civil courts.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 28th August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Complaints by female and BAME military staff a ‘serious concern’ – BBC News

‘A “disproportionate” number of female and ethnic minority personnel in the armed forces file internal complaints, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2019

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‘White middle-aged men’ leading armed forces blamed for bullying culture in new report – The Independent

‘Servicemen and women are facing “unacceptable” levels of inappropriate behaviour in part due to the “pack mentality of white middle-aged men” commanding the armed forces, a report says. A “significant number” of military personnel have experienced “bullying, discrimination and harassment, including sexual”, according to the research commissioned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Bias still hindering women targeting partnership at big firms – Legal Futures

Posted June 25th, 2019 in bias, bullying, diversity, harassment, law firms, news, partnerships, women by sally

‘Only 33% of new partners at Europe’s biggest law firms are women with bias from both male colleagues and male clients the main reason for gender imbalance, a report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2019

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Dozens of army instructors have been ‘accused of abusing recruits since 2015’, new figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 100 Army instructors have been court-martialled or disciplined in the last four years for offences including abusing recruits, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2019

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Bullied bisexual prison officer unlikely to work again, tribunal finds – The Guardian

‘A bisexual prison officer is unlikely to ever work again because the harassment and discrimination he suffered at work has permanently damaged his health, an employment tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2019

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MoJ denies sex offender research ‘cover-up’ – BBC News

‘The government has denied covering up research that found a treatment programme for sex offenders in England and Wales increased reoffending. Kathryn Hopkins’s study was given to officials in 2012, but the flagship scheme was only scrapped in 2017. She has told an employment tribunal that she was “bullied” by the Ministry of Justice after producing the report.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2019

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NHS and care regulator missed care home abuse of vulnerable patients on multiple occasions – The Independent

‘Health watchdogs had no concerns on multiple visits to a private hospital at the centre of a police investigation into the abuse of patients in the months after it had been inspected, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2019

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Judge “bullied” litigant in person, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

‘A High Court judge “seriously transgressed” the core principle that he remain neutral during the evidence and used bullying language against a litigant in person, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2019

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Us Too? Bullying and Harassment in the Legal Profession – International Bar Association

‘The legal profession has a problem. In 2018, the International Bar Association (IBA) and market research company Acritas conducted the largest-ever global survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the profession. Nearly 7,000 individuals from 135 countries responded to the survey, from across the spectrum of legal workplaces: law firms, in-house, barristers’ chambers, government and the judiciary. The results provide empirical confirmation that bullying and sexual harassment are rife in the legal profession.’

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International Bar Association, 15th May 2019

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‘Bullying’ libel judge’s dismissal of claim reversed on appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Appeal judges have strongly criticised the “surprising and troubling” conduct of a High Court judge towards a litigant in person during a defamation hearing, saying he “cast off the mantle of impartiality”. Ruling in Serafin v Malkiewicz and Others, Lord Justice Lewison, Lord Justice McCombe and Lord Justice Haddon-Cave allowed an appeal against Mr Justice Jay’s dismissal of a libel claim against a London Polish-language newspaper.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2019

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Man who ‘confessed’ to raping woman in Facebook message was not prosecuted – The Independent

‘A man who “confessed” on Facebook Messenger to raping a woman in her sleep will not be prosecuted because authorities think there is “no realistic prospect of conviction”, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2019

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‘I was sworn at and told I was useless’: law’s problem with bullying at work – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2019 in barristers, bullying, law firms, legal profession, news, solicitors, statistics by sally

‘A recent survey has revealed experiences of aggressive behaviour and incivility from bosses and colleagues.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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