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As it was then, so it is now — the law is a cesspit of sexual harassment

The appalling behaviour bawdy barristers got away with 30 years ago wouldn't be tolerated today... would it? Don't be so sure.

Nearly 30 years ago, when I was a junior lawyer, the chairman of the firm at which I was working stood up at the Christmas party and told the crowd of more than 200 staff members that he was awarding a prize.

  • Michael Bradley
  • Crikey

He held it up — a large jar of Vicks VapoRub — and proudly declared that the winner was “the girl with the biggest tits”. He named her, and she did as was expected: made her way to the stage to collect her reward.

The consequences of that act were some awkwardness, a few whispers, and the victim’s voluntary departure…

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