The antics that we see on showslike ‘Mad Men’ may be entertaining to watch, but in reality if they were everypracticed in today’s business world, practically every company would be up totheir eyes in sexual harassment lawsuits. Inappropriate behavior at theoffice and sexual harassment simply cannot occur in today’s work environment. Hopefully your company is fine and harassment-free, but there alwaysseems to be a few bad apples in every bunch. As the business owner, youcan train and instruct and lecture your employees, and hopefully they willfollow company policy. But in order to make sure that you and yourcompany are financially safe if a lawsuit were to occur, investing in aquality Hartford Business insurance policy is a must.
Your employees have everyright to file a harassment claim against your business if a sexualharassment incident were to occur. Justthink of this statistic:
“According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),there were 11,364 receipts filed in the year 2011 alleging sexualharassment discrimination.”
Just think about all of thosecases for a moment… Did you think about it? That’s A LOT of cases! Hopefullythese companies had insurance to cover the costs of the lawsuit so that theirday-to-day operations didn’t lose steam.
It just goes to show you thatsexual harassment can occur anytime. Asa business owner, you certainly do not want your firm to drag itself through asexual harassment lawsuit without Hartford Business Insurance. Get coverage today.