Employees with Sexual Harassment Case Against Lehman Still Waiting

Article 0 Comments Sexist comments, lewd gestures — and worse. Allegations like these are sorely familiar in the #MeToo era. Only this time, they hail from what seems like Wall Street’s Dark Ages: back when Lehman Brothers was flying high. More than a decade after Lehman collapsed, six women who […]

Corporate Culture, Cyber Risk Are Top of Mind for D&O Underwriters

Article 0 Comments Transparency and culture awareness were the key takeaways from a panel discussion on top directors and officers’ claims trends that took place at this year’s Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) annual conference in San Diego. An audience poll at the start of the session set the tone […]

Pension Trustees Seek Corporate Disclosure of Sexual Harassment Costs, Policies

Article 0 Comments A group of trustees from some of America’s biggest public pensions are calling on companies to detail costs related to sexual harassment and any measures they’re taking to address the problem. “We don’t see how it could possibly be accretive to corporate value to have a culture […]

7 Areas of Directors & Officers Liability to Watch in 2019

Article 1 Comments Risk management involves looking around the corner to spot future threats. When it comes to director and officer liability, the question is this: What’s on the horizon for directors and officers in 2019? Here are seven critical areas of risk management to consider as you plan for […]

Survey Says #MeToo May Be Quashing Company Holiday Parties

Article 3 Comments Business is going strong, but fewer U.S. companies are celebrating with holiday parties this year. This may be the result of the #MeToo movement, which has highlighted sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, according to a survey released this week by consulting firm Challenger, Gray & […]

Employers, Employees Disconnect Over #MeToo Effect

Article 0 Comments Ask employers how they’re doing on sexual harassment in the workplace and most will say pretty well. Employees have a different take. Nearly 70 percent of leaders “strongly agree” that their workplace “does not tolerate harassment.” Fewer than half of workers outside of leadership roles say the […]

Colleges Handling Surge in Claims of Past Sexual Harassment

Article 0 Comments For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently. “It […]