LMA Statement in response to reports of sexual harassment in the insurance industry
In response to recent reports of sexual harassment in the insurance industry, Sheila Cameron, CEO of the LMA stated “Sexual harassment is simply indefensible in any workplace and all instances should be dealt with swiftly and appropriately...
We, like all other industries facing this issue, must continue to deal with any reports of harassment, head on. Both victims and witnesses of any form of workplace harassment must be encouraged to come forward. Victims and witnesses must have confidence in the robust and fair processes and procedures put in place by the leaders of their companies, and those leaders have a responsibility to ensure their workplaces are safe from any form of harassment”.
She went on to say “In recent years the Lloyd’s and London insurance market has taken enormous strides to advance the diversity and inclusion agenda, particularly through the annual Dive In festival, which attracts thousands of market practitioners to participate each year, as well as other important initiatives such as the Inclusive Behaviours Pledge, which was signed by a large number of insurers, brokers and market associations.”