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

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Sexual Misconduct at Work, Again

Editor: Pilar Rico
Field Producer: María Villaseñor

The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment at work in a spotlight. But women on Wall Street fought this same battle decades ago. 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 Susan Antilla. For more in depth reporting read Susan Antilla’s “Stark Lessons from Wall Street’s #MeToo Moment" at The Intercept.

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