Employment Practices Liability
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Employment Practices Liability (EPL)
Employment related claims have become common in the workplace. Employment Practices Liability insurance covers your business against claims of discrimination based on sex, ethic origin, age or disability. It also protects against employees (and even interviewees you choose not to hire in some cases) alleging harassment, wrongful termination and failure to promote.
Claim Against an Advertising Agency
A claim was made by four former drilling contractors against certain directors, managers and supervisors for bullying, harassment, abuse and sexual harassment. These claims were made against the company alleging that it failed to respond to those allegations.
Employees claim combined compensation of $500,000.
This claim was covered as an employment practice breach. After protracted litigation, the matter settled for payment by the company of $80,000 per claimant. In addition to this, the company incurred over $150,000 in defence costs.