Fidelity Investments And Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson sent out a video today to the company's more than 40,000 employees saying there is no tolerance for harassment in the workplace. Last week, it was reported that Fidelity held an employee meeting to reiterate the company's "zero-tolerance" policy. Fidelity has forced out two fund managers since the beginning of September, based on allegations of sexually inappropriate comments and sexual harassment.

The news comes as the New York Times reported that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly settled a sexual harassment claim for $32 million. Thousands of women have also come forward using #MeToo, after the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. We look at workplace harassment and what should be done about it.


Meg Bond, director of the Center for Women and Work at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Leigh Gilmore, distinguished visiting professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College and author of "Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives."

This segment aired on October 23, 2017.


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