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Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

EPLI covers businesses against claims by workers that their legal rights as employees of the company have been violated.


The number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. While most suits are filed against large corporations, no company is immune to such lawsuits. EPLI provides protection against many kinds of employee lawsuits, including claims of:

  • Sexual harassment

  • Discrimination

  • Wrongful termination

  • Breach of employment contract

  • Negligent evaluation

  • Failure to employ or promote

  • Wrongful discipline

  • Deprivation of career opportunity

  • Wrongful infliction of emotional distress

  • Mismanagement of employee benefit plans


The cost of EPLI coverage depends on your type of business, the number of employees you have and various risk factors such as whether your company has been sued over employment practices in the past. The policies will reimburse your company against the costs of defending a lawsuit in court and for judgments and settlements.

Q: What can I do to help prevent employee lawsuits?

A: Educate your managers and employees to minimize problems in a proactive manner:

  • Create effective hiring and screening programs to avoid discrimination in hiring.
     

  • Post corporate policies throughout the workplace and place them in employee handbooks so policies are clear to everyone.
     

  • Show employees what steps to take if they are the object of sexual harassment or discrimination by a supervisor. Make sure supervisors know where the company stands on what behaviors are not permissible.


Document everything that occurs and the steps your company is taking to prevent and solve employee disputes.

 

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  • Professional Liability

  • Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

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  • Flood

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DISCLAIMER

This website provides only a simplified description of coverages and is not a statement of contract. Coverage may not apply in all states. For complete details of coverages, conditions, limits and losses not covered, be sure to read the policy, including all endorsements.

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