Is Now The Time To Consider Employment Practice Liability Insurance?
A Business Insurance Update
What does not make the news is that a majority of employment claims involve firms with less than 50 employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recorded nearly 86,600 charges in 2017 and obtained more than $294 million in settlements for claimants. The average cost of an employment litigation claim was over $200,000 in 2017.
We Offer A Solution
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), can cover and insure a business when employees sue the employer if they feel that their legal rights have been violated. EPLI protects against many kinds of employee lawsuits, including claims of:
• Sexual harassment
• Age discrimination
• Mismanagement of employee benefit plans
• Wrongful termination
• Wrongful discipline
• Breach of employment contract
• Failure to employ or promote
• Wrongful infliction of emotional distress
An EPLI policy will offer defense coverage even if you are in the right. Your business can transfer the risk of employees suing the corporation to the insurance company, as long as the claim is covered under the policy.
This information is intended for the client, individual or entity to which it is addressed. These articles contain concepts and opinions, and are not intended to represent the consensus of the insurance or risk community, nor to provide professional legal or tax advice. Please seek professional legal or tax counsel before making any decisions. The information provided does not change or modify any insurance policy, only the actual terms of the in-force policies will govern claim settlements.