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Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Massachusetts Life Fellow, Publishes "The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace"

May 30, 2019, Fellows in the news

Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Massachusetts Life Fellow, has authored a book entitled "The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace (American Bar Association, 2019). The Shield of Silence compellingly argues that sexual harassment and other negative behaviors will not be stopped unless the condition that drives victims and bystanders into silence - the overriding fear that reporting misconduct will result in retaliation - is eliminated. Combining fascinating research, extensive interviews, and strategic recommendations for addressing workplace misconduct, it is a must-read for anyone interested in the ongoing conversation about what's acceptable, and what isn't, in the workplace. This book combines fascinating research, extensive interviews, and strategic recommendations for addressing workplace misconduct. Its premise is that sexual harassment and other negative behaviors will not be stopped unless the condition that drives victims and bystanders into silence - the overriding fear that reporting misconduct will result in retaliation - is eliminated.

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