A new survey conducted by the Law Society of Ontario has revealed that harassment and discrimination are an ongoing reality for many articling students.
The survey found that one in five current or recent articling students who completed the survey faced “comments or conduct” based on their gender, race, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability or other personal characteristics. It also showed that 17 per cent of respondents felt they faced unequal or differential treatment related to such personal characteristics.
“Issues of harassment and inappropriate conduct [are not] confined to the film industry or politics. It’s everywhere,” says LSO Treasurer Paul Schabas.