News that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) saw a sharp increase in complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement highlights that lawyers are also grappling with sexual harassment in the workplace, says Toronto human rights and employment lawyer Bay Ryley.

An LSO report says a number of contacts increased noticeably beginning in the fall of 2017 as the #MeToo movement emerged, reports the Toronto Star.

“That higher level of contact has been sustained, with a number of callers citing the #MeToo movement as giving them confidence to come forward to report,” the article states.

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