Jun 28, 2021
In the 1990s and early 2000s, a flurry of high-profile lawsuits against financial firms put the issue of sexual harassment front and center.
In this episode, we talk to our special guest, Susan Antilla, who had front-row seat to those legal battles, including the class-action lawsuit filed against Wall Street’s Smith Barney.
Susan Antilla is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been a columnist at The New York Times, Bloomberg, TheStreet, and USA Today. She has also been a reporting fellow at the non-profit newsroom Type Investigations.
She is the author of the #MeToo book about sexual harassment on Wall Street: Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street's Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment.
Join us in this episode to find out how stories like this impact us today and what you need to do when you're caught in the middle of this kind of litigation.
Listen to this episode and discover:
01:23 - The History Behind the Book - Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street
10:00 - The Reason Behind Mandatory Arbitration Clauses and Non-Disclosures
11:41 - Sexual Harassment Then and Now: What Changed?
13:48 - Women are Speaking Up About Sexual Harassment at Work
15:16 - Sexual Harassment During The COVID-19 Pandemic
17:44 - The Challenges and the Effects of Speaking Up
21:07 - The Stigma and Discrimination of Speaking Up
26:32 - The Negative Consequences of Eliminating NDAs
31:58 - Playing By The Rules and Advocating For Yourself at Work
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