EPLI News

Failing to Address Harassment Allegations Can Cost Employers

When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position an Indiana university was in during the 1990s, when a woman complained to a senior administrator that the school’s chancellor had groped her. “Oh, …

New Study Finds Businesses in 5 States Face Biggest Risk of Getting Sued by Employees

Businesses located in Washington, D.C., Nevada, Delaware, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average, according to a new study released by global insurer Hiscox. The study revealed …

EEOC Getting a Pro-Business Makeover

The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers’ rights advocates. President Donald Trump’s picks for the Equal Employment …

Former Worker Says Tesla’s Firing Denied Him Lucrative Shares

A former Tesla Inc. factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the automaker fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options that he claims should have vested. Stephen Platt – …

Repeat Plaintiffs, Non-Profits Target Businesses for ADA Compliance

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw. ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The Act applies to …

Sharing Economy, Joint Employer Definition Add to Increasing EPLI Exposure

The sharing economy has blurred the line between employees and independent contractors, according to experts who spoke during Marsh’s New Reality of Risk webinar yesterday. The webinar, Managing Wage and Hour and Employment Practices Risks, focused on how employers can …

Insurer May Rescind Policy From Inception if Issued Based On False Answers to Insurance Application Questions

On July 6, 2015 the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, based on California law, applied in the EPLI (employment practices liability insurance) setting the large body of statutory and case law holding that an insurer may …

Top Trending EPLI Claims

Unpaid internships, illegal background checks, pregnancy and health-related employment discrimination continue to be the top trending employment practices litigation cases, according to industry experts. Claims costs are rising, in part due to the length of time it takes to resolve …

Texas Medical Liability Trust to Provide Free EPL Coverage to Policyholders

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) announced that on Feb. 1, 2013, employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) will be added to all TMLT policies at no extra premium. EPLI covers lawsuits caused by several employment-related events, including harassment, discrimination, FMLA violations, …

Most Commercial Insurance Buyers Accept Coverage Changes, Price Hikes: Survey

The vast majority of commercial insurance buyers renewing their policies appear willing to accept coverage adjustments, moderate price increases, or both, according to a new survey. Still, the survey of risk managers and other corporate insurance buyers by Hanover Stone …