42. Anti-discrimination and harassment

    1. A solicitor must not in the course of practice, engage in conduct which constitutes:
      1. discrimination;
      2. sexual harassment; or
      3. workplace bullying.

Guidance statements

The purpose of this Guidance Statement is to set out what sexual harassment is, the issue as it relates to the legal industry and what legal and ethical obligations employers and employees have.

This Guidance Statement seeks to provide some strategies for properly identifying and dealing with this type of behaviour in a manner consistent with a solicitor’s ethical obligations.

This Guidance Statement raises the ethical issues practitioners should consider when engaging in social media.