You could be a target of employment lawsuits
Wrongful termination… Sexual harassment… Discrimination… In today's litigious society,
employers need to be prepared to protect themselves from employment-related claims
and lawsuits. Recent years have seen an increase in charges brought against companies
by current or former full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.
A simple accusation by an employee can start the clock ticking on the expensive
task of defending an employment-related wrongful act allegation. And, the 81 percent
of claims that are settled in arbitration or in administrative hearings cost employers
$22,000 to $40,000 on average. Even those claims that are settled immediately cost
a Company an average of $7,500.
That's a hard nut to swallow for any commercial operation. Enter Employment Practices
Liability Insurance (EPLI). EPLI helps protect small companies against the liability
damages and defense costs brought by employees who allege employment-related wrongful
As part of our EPLI coverage, we offer Employer Protection as an online resource
to help you manage your employment risks by taking steps to avoid situations that
may lead to litigation. We understand that small businesses don't have the
resources to protect themselves from employment practices lawsuits.
The links above offer important information regarding employment liability
risks and laws. Key tools include:
- Employment FAQs, for tips on managing your employment
- Policies and Procedures that you can use as a starting
- EPL News to keep you current on the evolving nature of