Posted by : Dan Levenson Thursday, August 7, 2014
Not every business performs like a well-oiled machine. Some companies may have a few bad seeds that you found fit to dismiss or well-performing employees that left because of a misunderstanding. Whichever the circumstances, it’s not going to be pleasant when the former employee(s) serve a case on you. Given the high costs of employment litigation, you don’t want your finances sapped for a claim that may be without merit, warranting protective foresight through an employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policy.
EPLIs are insurance policies designed to shoulder a company’s legal costs in case they are sued for workplace matters such as wrongful termination, discrimination, or sexual harassment, among others. They are usually activated when a claim is made upon occurrence of a sensitive workplace issue.
In arranging for an EPLI policy, some legal experts recommend studying how to have all bases covered. Your preferred insurer’s packages should contain coverage for intentional acts, bodily injuries, and full prior acts, among other elements. The latter is vital because the plaintiff can argue that certain acts allegedly performed on them were carried out over a period of time.
Being sued by an ex-employee can be tough. Experts on insurance for small business owners will help you with ample coverage.