Remote Workers Reluctant to Return to the Workplace
There’s a reluctance among workers to give up location flexible work after the pandemic. According to a survey conducted by YouGov earlier this year, 80 percent of Americans who started working from home during the pandemic want to continue doing so at least half the time when the pandemic is over. While 24 percent of…Read More
IN: What is an employer to in order to protect against litigation?
Dear Valued Customer, As employees settle back into the workplace in a landscape informed by the coronavirus, employers may find themselves on the receiving end of COVID-19-colored lawsuits alleging anything from discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) or wage and hour laws to causes of action stemming from sick leave…Read More
What is an employer to do in order to protect against litigation?
As workers are encouraged to return to the office, employers are walking a tightrope fraught with liability and risk. In fact, big insurers like Chubb, AIG and Travelers are bracing for an onslaught of claims related to employment and labor lawsuits as workers head back to the office. As employers continue to grapple with the…Read More
IN: Spotlight on Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Dear Valued Customer, In this issue of “————” we put the spotlight on Employment Practices Liability Insurance. Employee lawsuits have risen roughly 400% over the last twenty years, making Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) extremely important coverage. EPLI can protect you from suits to do with wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, emotional distress,…Read More
Spotlight on Employment Practices Liability Insurance
What happens if you fire someone and they turn around and sue you for discrimination? Regardless of why you let them go, you are going to have to pay for your legal defense. Imagine if one of your employees harasses another. Your company could face settlements and legal fees, all because the offense took place…Read More
Does your EPLI include a definition of ‘breach of privacy’?
Business owners worried about discrimination or sexual harassment lawsuits will often purchase Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). However, many businesses fail to check to see if their EPLI policy covers an invasion of privacy. What do we mean by ‘invasion of privacy’? In California, a woman filed a lawsuit over the monitoring application her employer installed…Read More
Take steps to reduce your risk of employee lawsuits
Numerous state and federal laws provide job candidates and employees with protections from discrimination and other unfair workplace practices. The number of employee lawsuits has increased in recent years, and any size business is vulnerable to this type of risk. Small businesses can be especially vulnerable because they are less likely to retain employment attorneys…Read More
IN: Protect Yourself From Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Dear Valued Customer, In this issue of “—————–” we focus on sexual harassment in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects employees from being sexually harassed in the workplace. There are tens of thousands of charges filed every year, by both women and men. In just the last few years, companies had to…Read More
Sexual Harassment: The Law Explained
It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks…Read More
Facts About Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for…Read More