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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.

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