Employment Practices Liability
August 7, 2013
Employment practices liability insurance protects companies from employment-related lawsuits brought on by current employees, former employees as well as job applicants.
Companies can be sued for various types of employment discrimination such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation along with other job-related reasons. In Texas, the types of employment discrimination claims that can lead to lawsuits include alleged discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion and disability,
Workers do not even have to be hired by your company to bring a lawsuit. A job applicant can sue for discrimination in the hiring process, including interviews and testing.
Almost every workplace has employees who were fired, has groups of workers who joke around, and has employees who are less than happy with their jobs. All of these ordinary, everyday situations have triggered lawsuits by employees or former employees.
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, every company that has employees is vulnerable to these lawsuits considering approximately 3/5 of all companies will be the target of employee lawsuits, with start-up technology companies being sued at an even higher rate. Employment practices liability insurance protects the company, its directors and its officers.
For more information about employment practices liability insurance in the Austin, Texas, area, please contact Central Insurance Agency.