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Law Society to hire harassment advisers

16th May 2014

The ruling council for the Law Society will decide upon whether to hire harassment advisers by the end of the week It has been announced that the ruling council for the Law Society will decide upon whether to hire harassment advisers by the end of the week. 

The idea of appointing harassment advisors is aimed to crack down on bullying at Chancery Lane after an internal survey last month found that around 16 per cent of the society’s 400 strong members of staff had at some point been bullied.

The Law Society, which represents solicitors and other people in lawyer jobs across the UK, is now considering recruiting harassment advisers to deal with the issues highlighted in the survey.

Law Society staff and non-staff solicitors who chair their committees will also now undergo a series of workshops to learn about what is regarded as bullying, conduct in the workplace and the different ways of dealing with wrongful behaviour.

Additional research found that the Law Society’s figures are better than other solicitors across the country, which found 17 per cent of solicitors felt they had been bullied at work and 25 per cent of government lawyers believe they had also been bullied at some point during work.

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