sexual harassment in the legal community

Despite the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey scandals, it’s become clear that the #MeToo movement is not just about Hollywood. In fact, it seems that sexual harassment is pervasive in pretty much every industry.

The legal industry is certainly not immune.

Rocket Matter announces a 3-part series on this very topic. We hear from women who share their shocking experiences dealing with lewd and sexist comments at their firms and in courtrooms. They tell about having to fight off sexual advances from superiors and being told repeatedly (either directly or indirectly) that their looks and sexuality matter more than their intelligence and legal skills. We also delve in to how lawyers can prevent sexual harassment from occurring at their firms and what they should do if they themselves are harassed.

Articles in the series:

Is there a “Casting Couch” in the Legal Industry? Four Women Share Their Stories

What to Do if You’re Sexually Harassed at Your Law Firm

How to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Your Law Firm