More Personal Stories Of Harassment Prompt Calls To Ensure Safe Workplaces

On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked Weinstein’s membership. The decision, reached Saturday in an emergency session, comes in the wake of recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against him going back decades.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked Weinstein's membership. The decision, reached Saturday in an emergency session, comes in the wake of recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against him going back decades. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File
On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked Weinstein’s membership. The decision, reached Saturday in an emergency session, comes in the wake of recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against him going back decades.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked Weinstein's membership. The decision, reached Saturday in an emergency session, comes in the wake of recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against him going back decades. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File

More Personal Stories Of Harassment Prompt Calls To Ensure Safe Workplaces

Two small words circulating on social media last weekend said so much. The hashtag #metoo was used by men and women to share personal experiences of harassment at work, and in other parts of their worlds. All of this comes, of course, after a flood of headlines of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was expelled Saturday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You don’t have to be in Hollywood, or a traditional office to have moments of feeling disrespected because of gender.

Morning Shift talks with Maya Raghu, director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel at National Women’s Law Center, and Karla Altmayer, Co-founder of Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence about ways to create a safer space for all employees.