Employment Practices Liability is insurance for lawsuits that might arise in the course of employing staff, including wrongful hiring/firing, discrimination, harassment, false imprisonment, breach of contract, emotional distress, and wage and hour law violations.
Most commonly, employment practices liability deals with laws and protections brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) of 1967, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) interprets and enforces these laws.
EPLI protects organizations against employee suits for rights protected under acts above. More recently, with the expansion of privacy law(s), employee privacy concerns have come to the fore as private employee data is stored electronically. This is not always covered under an EPL policy, but the insurance industry has responded by offering cyber liability and network security policies.
Who needs Employment Practices Liability?
Why is Employment Practices Liability Insurance coverage so important for your Business?
Here are two examples of recent discrimination lawsuits:
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