The definition of harassment in law firms is gradually evolving, and a call or text which might have been perceived as innocent previously might be considered inappropriate now, according to experts. Partner Nick Vamos says in his contribution to the podcast that, when thinking about risk, firms should be aware that “even compared to 12 or 24 months ago the range of conduct that could be considered as either harassment or criminal conduct is far wider” – such as “phone calls, texts, unwanted visit, things that people just wouldn’t even recognise as causing alarm or distress or inappropriate and now they are”. He further adds that, “ if criminal charges were brought, it may be necessary for a firm to adjourn disciplinary investigations until the criminal case had run its course.” Read more