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Employment Practices Liability Insurance And The #MeToo Movement

 Friday, May 18, 2018

 Risk Management

The #MeToo movement has driven many companies to ramp up efforts to prevent and police sexual harassment in the workplace. But not even the best policies and practices can prevent all claims of harassment. Although there are many hurdles and prerequisites to securing insurance coverage for sexual harassment, employment discrimination and other employee claims, a company’s insurance policies are a critical source for financial support against such claims. Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policies usually cover claims for discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age or disability, including related claims for harassment.