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Sexual harassment statement to the profession
Sexual harassment of any kind is unacceptable. For lawyers, it is also conduct that is capable of constituting professional misconduct.
In February 2019 we released a statement (see Sexual harassment in the Victorian Legal Profession below) making it clear that this issue will be a key focus area for us in the coming years: we will investigate sexual harassment complaints we receive, initiate our own complaints where appropriate, and in either case use the powers we have to address it.
We have produced a fact sheet on sexual harassment (see below) for the profession, with links to other resources.
Reporting sexual harassment
If you wish to discuss a matter confidentially, or make a complaint relating to sexual harassment by a lawyer, please:
- call us on (03) 9679 8001 and ask to talk to a member of the Sexual Harassment Complaints Team, or
- email email@example.com, or
- send mail addressed to the Sexual Harassment Complaints Team, Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner, GPO Box 492, Melbourne VIC 3001.