It is lust versus the law — and lust seems to have been winning hands down until the Harvey Weinstein allegations exploded last week.

So if this moment of clarity is to be seized by employers — including those who predominantly hire freelancers, as in the film business — they need to be more proactive in promoting awareness of people’s rights and in meeting their own responsibilities.

Alex Bearman and Jae Carwardine appear in The Times commenting on the on-going Harvey Weinstein case and sexual harassment in the workplace. 

How harassment escapes justice is available to read via subscription on The Times website . 

Jae is head of the fraud and criminal litigation team, with a proven track record in dealing with high-profile cases. Jae has represented clients charged with serious criminal offences including charges of murder, sexual offences and multi-party criminal prosecutions. She has a particular interest in extradition cases and health and safety prosecutions.

Alex is a partner in the employment team, acting for both employers and employees. He specialises in all areas of contentious employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract, and has experience of dealing with claims brought in the courts as well as in the Employment Tribunal. He also represents clients involved in discrimination claims outside of the employment field.