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Lauren Stiller Rikleen

Lauren Stiller Rikleen is the president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership. She is a nationally recognized speaker,...

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Olivia Aguilar

Olivia Aguilar is the marketing specialist at ABA Publishing.

Episode Notes

We often associate the #MeToo movement with the entertainment industry, but sexual harassment is a widespread problem in all industries. The hierarchical nature of the workplace influences victims’ fear that reporting harassment will result in retaliation, and they do not feel protected by the very systems that are in place to protect them.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen addresses these structural issues in her new book, The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace. This new release combines thought-provoking research, extensive interviews and strategic recommendations for addressing misconduct in a wide range of scenarios. Rikleen argues that if we are to move forward, all sectors must recognize the systemic problems that have left victims unprotected and work to create a culture of respect in the workplace.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks with Rikleen about how workplace structures protect those accused of misconduct, why the study of unconscious bias is critical when discussing sexual harassment, and what is next for the #MeToo movement.

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Published: September 11, 2019
Podcast: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Category: Best Legal Practices , Workers Compensation
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