Women lawyers say sexual harassment is fact of life at UK law firms
When the managing partner at Jane’s law firm entered her hotel room and insisted they have another drink, all she could think about was how to extricate herself without losing her job. The company had been celebrating a deal and Jane, a paralegal at the time, had been persuaded to miss the last train home with the promise of a taxi, which long after midnight turned into a hotel booking. Once in her room, her boss suggested they move to the bed to “get comfortable” and tried to kiss and grope her.
‘You don’t want to be labeled a troublemaker, someone who is not part of the club’