As an attorney, you’re always working to protect the best interests of your clients. But what are you doing to protect your firm? While a comprehensive professional liability insurance policy can protect your firm from malpractice claims and other damages, it does not protect you against potential lawsuits from employees.
With the right employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policy in place, your law firm, no matter how big or small, will be covered in the event a current, former, or prospective employee files an employment-related discrimination claim, including those dealing with issues of race, color, creed, national origin, military service, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability.
EPLI policies can help to protect your practice from legal costs and damages from:
- Wrongful dismissal claims
- Claims of age, race or gender discrimination
- Denial of promotion lawsuits
- Sexual harassment charges
- And more
EPLI policies have grown in importance over the years. As unemployment rates rise, so has the rate at which claims against employers are filed. No matter how many employees are working for your firm, you need to be protected from the damages a potential employment-related claim can bring. Without the right policy in place, your firm is vulnerable for up to millions of dollars in losses.
Be sure to discuss your coverage with your current insurance holder, as EPLI will only provide coverage for claims made during your current coverage period. If your practice or firm does not have an EPLI policy in place, or you have questions about your existing policy, be sure to consult Brunswick Companies. Our professional liability insurance specialists will ensure you have the coverage you need to be best protected against employee claims.
Contact our Professional Liability team today at 800-686-8080 for more information or to begin your coverage.