Survey: Three out of five lawyers say they’re victims of discrimination
Three corporate lawyers out of five think they have been discriminated against at work simply because they are women, LGBT or belong to an ethnic minority.
This was revealed by an international survey conducted on in-house counsels specializing in intellectual property and published in Managing Intellectual Property magazine. A report summary shows that, within the professional category, there is still little guarantee of diversity in the ranks, and that discrimination is still a constant.
In any case, 85 percent of the companies to which the IP lawyers interviewed belong have a diversity and inclusion program. In particular, these initiatives promote gender balance, LGBTQ integration and, more generally, psycho-physical well-being. On which issues would lawyers prefer companies to invest further? One in four would welcome further measures on parenting. On the other hand, 22 percent of poll respondents would prefer greater attention to ethnic minorities.