Review of law firm Russell McVeagh finds excessive drinking culture
A review released yesterday by Dame Margaret Bazley into the culture of law firm Russell McVeagh makes note that the culture was a 'work hard, play hard' culture.
That work hard, play hard culture was noted to include ixcessive drinking, crude, drunken and sexually inappropriate behaviour.
The aforementioned behaviour lead to a male partner and solicitor sexually harassing the firm's summer clerks two and a half years ago.
"The firm has had a work hard play hard culture that involved excessive drinking and in some instances a crude, drunken and sexually inappropriate behaviour."
Just over three months ago students took to the streets of Wellington in protest.
It was that proest march that led to a review of the culture at law firm Russell McVeagh.
Russell McVeagh says they will review the recommendations, but in the mean will be taking steps to allow staff to be heard and get help.