Employment Practices Liability
Employers cannot hope to keep up with the constantly changing employment law landscape – and even is you have the best HR service in the world it remains a real challenge to embed practice into an often geographically disparate management team.
Legislation can include maternity, paternity and adoption leave; flexible working rights; holiday, sickness and compassionate leave entitlements; sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability and age discrimination; trade union membership rights and anti-blacklisting laws; protection for whistleblowers; working hours and minimum wages; agency workers; data protection and privacy; tupe; disciplinary and grievance procedures; bullying and harassment.
The work involved and legal costs of major employment disputes can suck the lifeblood from a business.This advice services available with EPL coverage as well as the pure insurance cover help to manage and mitigate the l effects and enable focus on trading.
An EPL policy pays defence costs and damages for wrongful employment practices brought by past, present or prospective employees against an organisation. The policy also covers claims brought against directors, officers or employees, and for this reason is sometimes purchased as a part of a Director’s and Officer’s liability policy, or under a general heading of “Management Liability”.