By Katie Prescott & Charlotte McDonald Published 25 April 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing “I’ve just moved house, do you want to come over and test my mattress?” Charlotte reads from a list of #MeToo moments – the times in her career where she has experienced some kind of unwanted sexual attention. As a solicitor working in property, this text message from one of her clients is just the tip of the jaw-dropping iceberg. “The worst one was by a married senior colleague. We had been at an event with lots of alcohol and he was brushing my hair with his wedding ring hand and saying I was very pretty. “He’s a very senior, well-respected person and known to be a family man. So it was very difficult for me to feel that I could report him because he had a real stature in the firm.” Cases such as Charlotte’s (she asked us not to use her surname) dog every industry. Following the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour and the outpouring of testimony on social media about under the hashtag #MeToo, sexual harassment is being scrutinised like never before. And businesses are struggling to work out… Read full this story
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