The Herald reports:
A top female defence lawyer is on leave after allegedly groping a junior male colleague at a work Christmas party.
The senior barrister’s behaviour is said to have stunned colleagues at the function late last year.
Several sources said the woman grabbed the crotch area of at least one male colleague at the function.
She is then alleged to have made explicit sexual remarks to the group on a microphone.
The woman, who has defended several high profile clients, has been on leave for the past few weeks.
Sounds like she needs a good lawyer!
I would observe that if a male lawyer grabbed the crotch area of a female colleague (without consent) it might not be so much an employment issue, as criminal charges for indecent assault. But regardless, good to see the law firm taking it seriously.Tags: sexual harrassment