Episode 14

Fighting For Your Best Interest

Episode 14: Sexual Harassment in 2021 with Susan Antilla

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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