Women

We have been very interested to learn the findings of the recent survey suggesting that, despite greater or more frequent obstacles, women are less likely to fail in business than men. This is something we have seen with our clients time and time again and yet discrimination against women in the workplace persists.

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Lately the news has been full of striking examples of how the Internet has been turned into a potent tool to abuse women; providing perpetrators with the anonymity to remotely stalk, harass, extort or post indecent images that are instantly available to the world and extremely difficult to take down. The UK Crown Prosecution Service noted in a recent report, detailing a record increase in the number of people prosecuted for violence against women and girls, that the use of the Internet to target women is a common motif.

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A new report issued this week by Dr Ros Altmann on behalf of the British government seeks to address the problems faced by older workers. The report, entitled A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit, outlines the economic and business case for better supporting older workers, and describes many ways to do that. 

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As a lawyer, I am still representing plenty of women (and some men) whose rights have been violated at college and at work.  And I see that misogyny remains powerful, and adaptive, taking on new forms empowered by improved technology.  

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