What is EPLI?
July 18, 2019
Employment Practices Liability Insurance, or EPLI, covers businesses against claims by workers that their legal rights as employees have been violated.
The number of employee lawsuits has risen roughly 400% in the last 20 years and the number isn't expected to slow down anytime soon. As a business owner, being sued by an employee is more likely than a fire at the facility.1
Preventing Employee Lawsuits
Educate your managers and employees to minimize issues ahead of time.
- Create effective hiring and screening programs to avoid discrimination in the hiring process.
- 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.
- Document everything that occurs and the steps your company is taking to prevent employee lawsuits.
Providing Protection Against Several Claims:
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Breach of employee contract
- Negligent evaluation
- Failure to employ or promote
- Wrongful discipline
- Deprivation of career opportunity
- Wrongful infliction of emotional distress
- Mismanagement of employee benefit plans