From the moment that you start the pre-hiring process until the exit interview, you are vulnerable to an employment-related lawsuit.
According to researchers, three out of five employers will be sued by a prospective, current or former employee while they are in business.
While many suits are groundless, defending against them is costly and time-consuming. As a result, your business should take a hard look at whether it can afford to defend itself against alleged wrongful employment practices accusations.
If not, there is an insurance solution called employment practices liability that protects against wrongful termination, discrimination or sexual harassment suits from your current, prospective or former employees. This coverage applies to directors, officers and employees, and can sometimes extend to third party liabilities.
Employment practices liability policies provide protection from the following wrongful employment practices:
- Actual or alleged wrongful dismissal, discharge or termination
- Employment-related misrepresentation
- Employment-related libel, slander, humiliation, defamation or invasion of privacy
- Wrongful failure to employ or promote
- Wrongful deprivation of a career opportunity, wrongful demotion or negligent evaluation
- Wrongful discipline
- Vicarious liability for intentional acts
- Punitive damages
- Coercion or humiliation in relation to race, marital status, gender, age, physical and/or mental impairments, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and any other protected class established by federal, state and local statutes
To learn more about employment practices liability coverage and how TPG Insurance Services can help protect your business, contact us today.