Recently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a report indicating that there has been a rise in bias lawsuits and complaints against the private sector. In fact, in 2011 the EEOC received a record 99,947 charges of employment discrimination. The two top frequent allegations made: age discrimination and disability discrimination.
As a business owner, including in Northern New Jersey, it stands to reason that your chances are better than even that you will eventually be sued at least once by an employee. The numbers speak for themselves.
What can you do in addition to having a strong employee communication and training policy in place?
Employment Practices Liability insurance. This coverage provides you with protection against claims by employees (present, former or potential) for allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, breach of contract, disciplinary issues, sexual harassment, failure to promote, and much more.
It’s protection you need, at a cost variable according to your size and other risk factors. The policy covers your legal consul and court costs regardless of whether you win or lose.
Employee suits can be costly. Call us today to discuss how we can help you.
Call or email us—better yet, fill out the rate quote form above—and we’ll show you just how affordable our employment practices liability policies are. Our agents are ready to go to work for you. Contact us now.