This survey is for anyone currently working or who has worked in a legal workplace in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The purpose of this survey is for the Wellington Women Lawyers’ Association, and the legal profession, to gain a better understanding of the extent of sexual harassment and assault in legal workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. Findings will be published in general terms and no names of victims or harassers will be published.

We intend to write in confidence to firms or organisations identified by people surveyed, to inform them in very general terms of the issues they may need to address in their workplace.  The reason for informing employers of issues in their workplace is to encourage a better informed level of awareness and a commitment to addressing the problem.
In this survey “Sexual Harassment” is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal, physical or virtual conduct of a sexual nature which is unwelcome and offensive to you.

“Workplace” includes business trips, meetings outside the office, and company organised functions including social events such as dinners and drinks etc, whether in public or private locations. 

"Harassers" may be anyone in or associated with the workplace. This survey asks about sexual harassment by the following people:

·         Partner or Employer
·         Manager
·         Team member
·         Colleague senior to you
·         Colleague at your level
·         Colleague junior to you
·         Client