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What Is Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

What is EPLI insurance?

What is EPLI insurance?

If you find that your one-man operation is about to become a fully staffed organization, you may need to protect your business with employment practices liability insurance (EPLI).

Companies can be sued for a myriad of reason these days, including lawsuits from past, current, and even potential employees. EPLI can minimize your risk in these instances.

EPLI is a relatively new liability insurance line, but serves a critical purpose. EPLI’s coverage insures you for the following:

• Discrimination based on age, sex, race, disability, etc.
• Wrongful termination
• Sexual harassment
• Breach of employment contract
• Negligent evaluation
• Failure to employ or promote
• Wrongful discipline
• Deprivation of career opportunity
• Wrongful infliction of emotional distress
• Mismanagement of employee benefit plan

With employment-related lawsuits on the rise, some estimates show that up to three out of five business will be sued by employees. As such, business owners need to ensure that they are taking all the appropriate steps to protect their companies.

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