Employment Practices Liability
Employers have been facing rapidly increasing liability for claims from their employees. From sexual harassment to discrimination in hiring, employers are now legally responsible for a broader range of employment related acts.
While accurate statistics are hard to come by, it is believed that the average employment practices liability (EPL) claim now settles for approximately $450,000.
Primary claims brought against employers by employees include:
- Wrongful refusal to employ or promote a qualified applicant or employee.
- Wrongful demotion, evaluation, reassignment, or discipline of an employee, including constructive discharge.
- Harassment, coercion, or unfair discrimination as a consequence of such things as race, color, creed, gender, etc.
- Defamation of character.
- Slander or libel of an employee or violation or invasion of an employee’s right of privacy.