Bullying and harassment in the legal profession
The New Zealand Law Society is committed to targeting and eliminating the culture of bullying and harassment which exists in some parts of the legal profession.
As well as taking direct action and establishing a number of initiatives, the Law Society will provide information and practical guidance for anyone who needs assistance.
- Information and practical guidance
Bullying and harassment and what can be done to prevent them.
- 0800 phone line for harassment support
Talk to trained Law Society staff about sensitive matters such as workplace harassment, the options available and the support you can access.
- Report unacceptable conduct
Submit a report to the Law Society if you have grounds to suspect another lawyer has engaged in misconduct.
- Template sexual harassment policy and guidelines
Download a Word template for use by the legal profession, adapted by employment lawyer Steph Dyhrberg.
- Regulatory working group
A working group to consider what improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession.
- Workplace Environment Survey
A national survey of New Zealand lawyers will be conducted in April 2018 to assess workplace environments in the legal profession.
Last updated on the 4th April 2018