Lloyd's to investigate allegations of sexual harassment

Lloyd's of London commences an independent investigation of the group's culture. The decision is made following accusations of extensive sexual harassment in the world's oldest insurance market, brought by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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331-year old insurance market Lloyd's of London has commenced an independent investigation of the culture at the group, writes Bloomberg, which in March reported on extensive accusations of sexual harassment put forward by women in the world's oldest insurance market.

According to Bloomberg, the investigation is the insurance market's latest response to the media's unveiling of a culture in which sexual harassment – from unwanted touching to actual assault – is far from uncommon.

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