Disabled lawyers bullied and disadvantaged

24 Jan 2020

The legal profession has a long way to go to address poor behaviour, said a report that revealed many disabled lawyers experience bullying, pain and fatigue in the workplace. 

The report, Legally Disabled? The Career Experiences of disabled people working in the profession, concluded that disabled lawyers daily face rituals, practices and attitudes that exclude or undermine them in their roles. 

The report was published today and revealed 85 per cent of disabled solicitors and paralegals reported disability-related pain and fatigue that could be exacerbated by inflexible working arrangements and long hours.

It follows a study commissioned by £5m research programme Disability Research on Independent Livin...

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