Employees are what keep businesses running, but what would happen if one of your employees brought an employment-related claim against your business – allegations of discrimination or wrongful termination? Would you have the resources to legally defend your business against a claim or lawsuit of that sort? It’s important to consider employment practices liability insurance, or EPLI, to protect your business from this often-overlooked risk. We’ll go over what EPLI does and how it can help your small business.
Hiring can be an ordeal. First, you have to figure out what exactly you need. Then you have to come up with the job description and application. Then there’s interviewing all of the eager applicants who want to wow you. Then there’s the selection process, and on-boarding, and training…Eeesh. The last thing you need to come from all of that hard work is someone bringing a lawsuit against your business for discrimination. Hiring is one of the most eggshell-walking times for employers because of the risk of unintentional discrimination that could result in hefty employment practices lawsuits. We’ve put together some tips for you to make sure that you’re going by the book when you’re hiring so you can avoid employment practices risks.
What can you do to avoid lawsuits from clients or employees tripping or slipping on site?
Just as you take the time to do preventive maintenance on your car or home, it is imperative to perform preventive maintenance on every aspect of your business. By taking time to implement policies and preventive measures now you will avoid liability lawsuits later on.