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#MeToo in the Claims World
By Robert Holmes, CIP, CRM, Senior General Adjuster, Global Technical Services

On October 15, 2017 a worldwide conversation about sexual harassment and assault was ignited with two simple words: #MeToo. The hashtag was tweeted nearly one million times in 48 hours and had roughly 12 million interactions on Facebook within 24 hours. However, the real impact went beyond social media and spurred public debate, community initiatives, and created unprecedented awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in society.

The Impact
It is difficult to track the direct impact the movement has had on insurers and the claims world as no one has taken steps to compile the data. However, anecdotally, it seems insurers are facing an increasing number of these suits each year. In an effort to explore the impact of the movement on the Canadian claims landscape, we can look at several indicators starting with statistics surrounding police-reported sexual assaults.

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