Law students demand end to workplace bullying and harassment

The “systemic culture” of workplace bullying and harassment needs to be “urgently addressed”, argues the Australian Law Students’ Association.

Speaking last week, ALSA president Erin Ritchie (pictured) demanded that the Australian legal profession take immediate action to end such workplace misconduct, declaring there “needs to be an impetus for change” among the broader profession.

The responsibility for fixing the problem, Ms Ritchie posited, “ultimately rests with the profession”.

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