29 June 2020
LexisNexis response to the Statement from the High Court of Australia concerning the Hon Dyson Heydon, AC, QC.
SYDNEY, 29 June, 2020 – LexisNexis is extremely concerned by the allegations of sexual harassment made against former High Court Justice the Hon Dyson Heydon, AC, QC, including as disclosed in the High Court of Australia’s statement last week, in multiple media reports and the recent announcement of an investigation by the Attorney-General’s department.
There is no place for harassment, victimisation and bullying of any form in the workplace or the community. We acknowledge the challenges faced by all victims of sexual harassment. We commend the bravery of the women who have come forward, and the actions announced by the High Court and other bodies within the profession to address the broader issue of harassment and discrimination in the law.
As a leading publisher of legal texts, LexisNexis has had a long-term author relationship with the Hon Dyson Heydon, AC, QC. We are evaluating this relationship and the impact on co-authors and readers. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot comment further on any specific details of our contributing author relationships.
LexisNexis believes that every person who works in the legal profession is entitled to feel safe and to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. At LexisNexis, we are committed to diversity as crucial to the sustainability of our business, community and the Rule of Law.
Daryl Wright – Executive Manager, Marketing
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