Why are sexual harassment and assault still happening at work?
It can be dispiriting that six years after the #MeToo movement went viral, alleged office sexual predators continue to be unmasked by the media – including the recent FT exposés of hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, and of star architect David Adjaye, both of whom dispute the allegations against them. In this episode, host Isabel Berwick speaks to her colleague Madison Marriage, who led the Odey investigation, about how hard it can be to get victims to come forward. Meanwhile FT business columnist Helen Thomas explains why she thinks these high profile cases are causing a sea change in corporate culture. Plus, Isabel speaks to Tessa West, professor of psychology at New York University and author of Jerks at Work – Toxic Co-workers and What to Do About Them, about how to fend off unwanted advances.
You can watch our video documentary Crispin Odey: the fall of a hedge fund maverick from this Thursday, July 20.
The UK parliament’s Treasury Select Committee is inviting people to submit evidence by September 1 towards its investigation into sexism and misogyny in the financial services industry.
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Presented by Isabel Berwick. Produced by Laurence Knight. The executive producer is Manuela Saragosa and the sound engineer is Simon Panayi.
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