Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company needs a risk manager! The fictitious corporation is portrayed in NBC’s hit comedy, The Office. Office Manager Michael Scott–played by actor Steve Carell (a.k.a. the 40-year-old virgin)–is a clueless jerk of a boss who engages in many human relations no-no’s. He asks employees to disclose diseases to shave benefit costs, “outs” a gay employee who wants to keep his sexual orientation confidential, and tolerates multiple office romances. In the real world, such behavior would garner more lawsuits than comedic kudos. There is nothing funny about employment practices liability today.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?


Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.