Unfortunately, no employer is immune from a current or former employee, or an employee candidate, filing a claim of alleged discrimination, wrongful termination or harassment of any kind. No matter which industry you’re in and whether your business is large or small, your business is at risk of a claim if you’re engaged in any of the following typical employment activities:
These activities all have the potential for a possible claim of discrimination, wrongful termination or harassment. Maybe you can’t imagine a situation in which an employee, a former employee or an employment candidate sues your business for harassment or discrimination (on the basis of, for example, age, sex, race or disability). Unfortunately, though, it can—and does—happen to businesses every day.
These days, hiring, firing and day-to-day employee management can be risky. If a claim against your business is made, you could spend valuable time and resources defending it, even if the claim is determined to be groundless. Many business owners may not realize—or may realize too late—that they have a gap in their insurance coverage.
It’s equally important to protect your business from third-party claims. Alleged discrimination or harassment against your customers, clients or vendors are covered by this optional coverage for third-party violations.
The EPL coverage2 you can add to your business policy covers:
Along with the EPL coverage, ERIE also has a team of professionals experienced in these types of claims at your disposal. For example:
Protect your business against charges alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and harassment against employees who pose a serious threat to not only your bottom line but also to your business's reputation. EPL coverage provides affordable cost and high-value protection against serious allegations from employees.
A local Erie Insurance agent can help you choose the right coverage, which includes EPL, to help protect your business. To get a free, no-obligation quote, talk to an ERIE agent.
1Coverage and associated services provided under an arrangement with The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
2Coverages, benefits, limits and deductibles will vary.
Conditions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Refer to our disclaimer for more information. Talk to an ERIE agent for state specific policy information.