Most businesses know that they need to insure their buildings and property, liability from operations, and workers compensation, but only 3 out of 10 businesses insure their exposure to employment practices liability.
Employment practices liability arises out of interviewing, hiring, managing and firing employees. Some common types of employment practices liability claims are:
- Wrongful Termination
- Discrimination (both existing employees and potential employees who’ve interviewed)
- Sexual Harassment
The cost of not insuring these potential liabilities can be quite high. The average costs to defend such a lawsuit are $80k – $100k. It’s not uncommon for settlements in these cases to reach $1 million or more!
The solution is Employment Practices Liability Insurance. This policy covers:
- Attorney Fees
- Court Costs
- Settlement Costs
Plus, your case will be handled by a team of claims adjusters that know how to defend against these lawsuits.
Please keep in mind that workers compensation or general liability insurance policies DO NOT provide coverage for these types of claims.
The short video below explains Employment Practices Liability Insurance in more detail. You may also be interested in this article from the Insurance Information Institute on Employment Practices Liability Insurance.
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