But this leads me to more questions! For eg: insurance companies provide coverage against sexual harassment lawsuits. Is this a very normal thing in the insurance world? (I learnt about this only today) What does it mean to be covered against a lawsuit, ethically?
Here's one employment practices liability insurance "example" of how such a policy can be beneficial to the company that takes it.
Obviously, the language used here is written with mind to sell this policy. So is it perfectly normal for a company to have an insurance company pay their legal fees while they continue to ignore the root cause of the problem?
@Neeneen Sounds wrong to me. I mean they are basically saying that "it is expected that you will be harrased so herez a scheme!"
@ninad right? There are provisions for this, covered under "employment practices" insurance plans. I want to find studies or articles (something that isn't muddled up in insurance/legal jargon) about how this affects the person who is suing and what really happens to the company in terms of claims.
@Neeneen This is ridiculous. If anything, it's the women who should be offered legal assistance against corporates.
@ninad 🤷 that's corporate capitalism
But this is something to note: the next time someone says that they fought and won/lost a harassment lawsuit against a major corporate, and the company "settled" it, we must bear in mind that their insurance company must've taken care of most of their expenses. Business would go on.
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