Employment Practices Liability (EPL)
Employment practices liability insurance will give you and your management team the financial resources to defend against and reduce lawsuits aimed at your business. Lawsuits could include claims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, invasion of privacy, whistle-blower and retaliation allegations, and other charges.
Impetus for this coverage started with public interest in the allegations made by Anita Hill during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Changes in federal and state laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, resulted in increased consumer awareness of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Coverage is available for legal costs to defend claims involving sexual harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination including legal liability for such acts. The coverage is known by various titles. Employment-related practices liability, management risk protection, employers E&O and Americans with Disabilities Act insurance are basically the same coverage.