For business owners, it's an important choice that goes a long way in keeping you covered.
In a perfect world, the relationship between an employer and employee is always a positive one - unfortunately, that's not always the case. Employee rights in the workplace are an important benefit of modern businesses, but it's important for businesses to also be able to defend themselves against claims of rights violations by a disgruntled or dissatisfied employee.
In short, all businesses Needless to say, as a company's headcount grows, so does the potential for an issue to arise. However, there is no business that is completely immune from the threat of a lawsuit. Depending on the size of your business, there are multiple options that can provide coverage such as an endorsement on their Business Owners Policy (BOP) or EPLI coverage as its own unique plan.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, EPLI protection provides coverage against claims of:
By covering a wide variety of claims, EPLI is able to ensure that your business is able to defend itself if the need were ever to arise.
While having coverage provides peace of mind, itâ€™s important to take steps beforehand that could go a long way in mitigating issues before they begin. Having a strong hiring process and background check ensures that your team is reputable and reliable from the very beginning. Hold trainings and share information on corporate workplace policies so that the entire team is trained on proper behavior and expectations while in the office. Most importantly, document the steps that your company takes and save them for future reference.
The cost of coverage depends on several factors: the size of your company, your employee headcount, and risk factors such as past lawsuits or HR violations. Contact our team at Lowry to receive a quote custom-fit for your company.