The #MeToo movement has naturally caused many companies to make greater efforts to prevent and police sexual harassment in the workplace. Protecting employees from any form of sexual misconduct, harassment and even violence should undoubtedly be the primary goal of these efforts.
Even so, there will be incidents, claims and other occasions that will require companies to protect their interests. In such situations, counsel and risk managers should consider employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), which can provide coverage and pay for the defense of such claims. EPLI policies cover the many types of the claims employees make against their employers that are not covered by workers’ compensation policies, including sexual harassment.