Getting Ready for #MeToo Claims

The rise of the #MeToo movement has led to an increase in reports and claims of sexual harassment in workplaces across the US. And it isn’t only the alleged perpetrators who are being called to account, but also those who allegedly enabled, covered up, or failed to prevent the claimed wrongdoing.

Our new briefing, #MeToo: Is Your Company Covered? analyzes the potential exposures that could arise due to sexual misconduct claims. It also urges businesses and individual directors and officers to understand the availability and limitations of their insurance coverage. The briefing gives an overview of current workplace sexual harassment claims and explores insurance issues that organizations should consider in order to protect their business and their directors and officers in the event of a claim.

 individuals accused of harassment, provided that the individual was acting within the scope of employment.