Employment Practices Liability
In the last several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken a proactive stance on employment practices issues including allegations of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Compounding this, employers find themselves dealing with issues that are not clear. For example, the EEOC has filed several lawsuits for alleged discriminatory practices found in wellness programs. Employers must be vigilant in how these programs are set up so that they don’t run afoul under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
There has also been a spike in wage and hour disputes, gender inequality, and discriminatory practices against pregnant woman.
Even those companies with best practices and the right intentions can be caught in a legal battle over employment discrimination. That’s where HAWK steps in. We can help you understand your exposures, mitigate your risks and protect you with employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). Exposures that are covered include: sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of employment contract, negligent evaluation, failure to employ or promote, wrongful discipline, deprivation of career opportunity, and wrongful infliction of emotional distress.
Excellent documentation combined with top-quality insurance will be indispensable in the event you are faced with an allegation of employment practices misconduct.
Start a conversation with a HAWK Commercial Adviser to discuss coverage options that are best suited for you.