Addressing Sexual Misconduct and Bullying in SchoolsJuly 20, 2017
ASCIP is concerned with protecting children, and reducing incidents of bullying and sexual misconduct on school campuses. One of our partners, Safety National, recently published an article addressing this important topic. This article is being republished with their permission.
At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed issues pertaining to sexual misconduct and bullying in schools. The panel included:
- Beth Capek – Vice President, Claims Client Manager, Munich Reinsurance America
- Lance Hammond – Director Risk Management Department, Clear Risk Solutions
- Catalina Sugayan – Partner, Sedgwick LLP
Sexual misconduct cases can result in significant liability for school districts. Two recent cases highlighted were a $3 million jury award in Florida in August 2016 and a California case in March 2017 that settled for $8.25 million. These awards highlight the importance of schools training their staff to recognize potential sexual abuse situations so that they can be prevented.