09/27/2022 · 3-minute read
The #MeToo movement has grown significantly since its inception five years ago, shining a spotlight on the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment and even violence in workplaces in several countries. And this increased awareness has led to more frequent employment practices liability (EPL) claims.
In this episode of Risk in Context, Kelly Thoerig, Marsh’s EPL coverage leader, speaks with Michelle Sequeira, diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting leader at Mercer, and Carrie Kurzon, head of EPL product at AIG, about the evolution of the #MeToo movement, the ensuing cultural changes in workplaces, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the claims landscape. They also share some red flags that underwriters are on the lookout for.
Employment Practices Liability Leader, Marsh
Kelly Thoerig is the US Employment Practices and Wage & Hour Liability Coverage Leader in Marsh’s FINPRO Practice. She works closely with other Marsh colleagues to advise leading employers on their EPL and wage and hour insurance programs, help craft superior policy language, and manage complex claims.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader, Mercer
Michelle Sequeira is a senior principal and Mercer’s UK and Europe diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting leader. Based in London, she works with a wide range of clients, helping organizations achieve a talent advantage through people.
EPL Leader, AIG
Carrie Kurzon is the head of EPL product for AIG Financial Lines, North America, where she is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the EPL portfolio. She works closely with each business unit to identify trends, mitigate risk, and drive innovation in the EPL space.