Employment Practices Liability
Regardless of the size of your business, acquiring employment practice liability is a wise business decision that will protect your business in the event of employee claims. Employee claims can be shocking and unexpected, and it’s important your company is prepared for the unpredictable. Our team will work with you to establish the best policy for your business based on its size, number of employees, and past history with allegations. Wondering what is covered under employment practice liability? Cases of discrimination regarding sex, age, race, or disability, wrongful termination, harassment, or additional employee concerns like promotions fall under employee practice liability.
Every time you hire a new staff member, your business is exposed to employment practices liability risk. Even the act of simply interviewing a candidate can expose your business to this risk – if you reject an interviewee, they could accuse your business of discrimination. And even if you let go of an employee due to tardiness, they can find a way to claim wrongful termination against you. Developing an employee handbook can protect your business from these types of allegations, allowing you to thoroughly explain your workplace policies and procedures, ranging from attendance to complaints. Employee handbooks should also include an at-will statement and an equal opportunity statement. These statements may seem simple, but they can protect your organization from allegations in the future.
With employment practice liability, you’ll need to consider the amount of people you employ, prior allegations, staff turnover, and existing policies. If you don’t already have employment practice liability, we recommend setting up a policy as soon as possible. Contact us today.