A “deeply disturbing” report into sexual harassment within South Australia’s legal profession has revealed widespread sexual and discriminatory harassment.
- The review involved a survey and interviews of more than 600 employees in the SA legal profession
- Seven people detailed “deeply disturbing” instances of sexual violence or assault to the Commissioner
- Acting Equal Opportunity Commissioner Steph Halliday made 16 recommendations
The review, by acting Equal Opportunity Commissioner Steph Halliday, involved a survey of those currently working, or who had previously worked in the legal profession, with more than 600 responses as well as interviews.
It found a “patriarchal and hierarchical culture”, a “lack of cultural…