Berkley sinks its battleship

Be careful what you ask for as the saying goes.  The push is on in American society to neutralize all things gender OR at least all things male.  Just last week, Berkly pushed forth a Board resolution to change certain words (manhole, manpower, she, he, his, her) to more neutral terms.  Changing the prefix “man” Read more about Berkley sinks its battleship[…]

The risk of pornography on sexual assault, #metoo and survivors

The Kavanaugh hearings have brought forth a great deal of controversy and introspection on sexual assaults and harassment in the United States.  Regardless of which side of the debate you find yourself on sexual assault is a serious matter and one that requires all of us to ask more questions. There used to be a Read more about The risk of pornography on sexual assault, #metoo and survivors[…]

The only answer to Corroborative evidence in sexual harassment

The recent allegation levied by Ford is a sad and often seen outcome.  In a moment when victims are at their weakest, most vulnerable position, there is no one there to help them.  No one that can corroborate the heinous crime of sexual assault.  No one to say ‘yes’ that happened.  Unfortunately, the victim must obtain corroborate Read more about The only answer to Corroborative evidence in sexual harassment[…]

Social media, feelings, snowflakes and mass shootings

Join us as we discuss snowflakes and mass shootings at length on The Risk Control Show I don’t know whether to love or hate social media?  One thing is for sure, I am certainly not in the middle on the issue.  On the personal side, I have never really dove into social media because the Read more about Social media, feelings, snowflakes and mass shootings[…]

Are mandatory arbitration agreements a thing of the past?

One of the best risk control techniques invented in the last 100 years is the arbitration agreement.  Its use has skyrocketed in the last 20 years and for good reason.  The reduction of legal fees and super-wild judgments is just the start.  Fear and lack of hope for a big payout are other factors employers Read more about Are mandatory arbitration agreements a thing of the past?[…]

Brett Kavanaugh, Crime, Misconduct and other transgressions

As famous photographers say, “sit down and just wait.  Something interesting will happen.”  The same holds true in risk management.  And the lesson from Brett Kavanaugh is a big one and as Winston Churchill quipped “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Listen to our podcast on this topic as we go deeper and Read more about Brett Kavanaugh, Crime, Misconduct and other transgressions[…]

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Screw “See Something, Say Something” policies

This is a bit of a rant. After reading another highly rated risk management blog, I have hit my limit of sheepish recommendations on how to solve sexual harassment in the workplace. “See something, say something” (4s) is another one of those B.S. FEEL-GOOD organizational, look-at-how-great-we-are recommendations that leave everyone abused and harassed. In sexual Read more about Screw “See Something, Say Something” policies[…]

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