Sexual Harassment Law Blog




Punishing the Victim – Retaliation against Lawyer after Sex Assaults

Punishing the Victim – Retaliation against Lawyer after Sex Assaults

[Multiple post updates] A female junior partner at law firm DLA Piper says she suffered retaliation after reporting she was sexually assaulted by a male partner. The woman claims that after she reported the assaults her work performance was criticized and she lost work opportunities. For purposes...

Lawyers and Hostile Workplaces – The Misbehavior Continues

Lawyers and Hostile Workplaces – The Misbehavior Continues

The #MeToo movement is still big news these days (as it should be). Unfortunately, sexual harassment remains the norm in many industries. But lawyers? The answer is sadly, yes. Not a week goes by without another report of boorish behavior followed by a sexual harassment lawsuit.
This week a...


Sexual Harassment in the Legal Field

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Field

While those in the legal field should prove fully cognizant of possible repercussions due to sexual harassment claims, that doesn’t mean such behavior is less prevalent than in other industries. A recent survey of approximately 7,000 lawyers and those working in the legal field by the...




Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Is hugging appropriate at work? The answers depends on the circumstances and who is doing the hugging. A quick hug between two friends isn’t against the law (although depending on the company, it may violate a workplace policy). But unwanted hugs and forced hugs, especially from a superior...