How to Avoid Lawsuits from Employees and Applicants

employment practices liability

employment practices liability

Being a manager, supervisor, or owner of a business can come with a lot of obligation and difficult decisions to make. From hiring and firing employees, to assessing employee situations that arise, you are often called upon to determine the best remedial action or final call. This pressure can sometimes make you feel like you are walking on a tightrope to avoid further negative outcomes. Making the correct judgment calls comes down to weighing all aspects of the situation heavily, and doing your best to avoid snap judgments based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other discriminatory biases.

By treating all job applicants and employees equally and not taking determinate action based on prejudice assumptions, you can avoid many terrible legal situations. Employment practices liabilityclaims have been created to deal with situations that fall under this category. This type of coverage protects hiring and staffing industries who deal with:

  • Interviewing of potential employees
  • Employee hiring
  • Temporary employment or “temp” workers
  • Firing

Lawsuits are becoming more common, and you never know when an applicant or employee will claim that they were discriminated against in the workplace. Employment practices liability gives you an added level of reassurance and protection against these commonly sought-after lawsuits. Protect your business and your staff by taking the initiative to look into employment practices liability claims and how to get coverage.