Corporate Accountability

Sexual Misconduct at Work, Again

The #MeToo movement is shedding renewed light on sexual harassment at work. The fight has a decades-long history.
Retro Report on PBS

The recent #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment at work in a spotlight. But women on Wall Street fought this same battle decades ago.

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There was an earlier wave of harassment allegations in the 1980s and 90s, not long after women began to enter the male-dominated world of finance. Corporate scandals led companies to implement mandatory arbitration agreements. But that made it easier for them to cover up the problem, and harder for victims to be heard. The repercussions continue to affect the workplace today.

This story was produced in collaboration with Type Investigations, led by Editor-in-Chief Esther Kaplan, and The Intercept. Read Stark Lessons from Wall Street’s #MeToo Moment at The Intercept.

View full episodes at PBS.org/RetroReport.

About the reporter

Susan Antilla

Susan Antilla

Susan Antilla is a reporting fellow with Type Investigations.

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