Female lawyers share list of 'gatal' colleagues to avoid harassment

Aidila Razak

Modified 2 Jul 2019, 12:51 pm

Female lawyers have devised an informal way of protecting each other in the face of predatory behaviour from some of their colleagues, especially at social events involving the legal fraternity.

As several female lawyers told Malaysiakini, this includes warning new team members of potentially shady colleagues, as well as setting up an informal network to share incidents of harassment and alleged perpetrators.

Declining to be named for fear of repercussions, the lawyers chose to speak out about their experiences after one of their colleagues lodged a police report alleging that she was groped by another member of the fraternity at the Criminal Lawyers’ Annual Party on June 22...

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