Women lawyers stand against sexual harassment in the legal profession


The Bar Council and law firms in Malaysia are urged to implement internal policies and practices to eradicate sexual harassment in the workplace. Photo: Filepic

The Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) is demanding that the Bar Council take effective and meaningful steps to combat sexual harassment in the legal workplace and to make sure that lawyers have safe, conducive and supportive working environments.

“The Bar Council and all law firms in Malaysia must implement and enforce internal policies and practices that effectively eradicate sexual harassment in the workplace and ensure that perpetrators are held accountable, and survivors protected, ” says AWL vice president Meera Samanther.

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