A Business Insurance Update
Every time you pick up a paper or turn on the news you are reading about some executive who is accused of sexual harassment. But what does not make the news is that a majority of employment claims involve firm with less than 50 employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recorded nearly 86,600 charges in 2017 and obtained more than $294 million in settlements for claimants. The average cost of an employment litigation claim was over $200,000 in 2017.
We Offer A Solution
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), can cover and insure a business when employees sue the employer if they feel that their legal rights have been violated. EPLI protects against many kinds of employee lawsuits, including claims of:
- Sexual harassment
- Age discrimination
- Mismanagement of employee benefit plans
- Wrongful termination
- Wrongful discipline
- Breach of employment contract
- Failure to employ or promote
- Wrongful infliction of emotional distress
An EPLI policy will offer defense coverage even if you are in the right. Your business can transfer the risk of employees suing the corporation to the insurance company, as long as the claim is covered under the policy.
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We are locally owned and operated out of Overland Park, Kansas and are strongly represented in all areas of the Kansas City metropolitan area including not only Kansas City, but also Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa & Shawnee. We primarily write business in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas but are licensed in the entire State. We primarily write business in Jackson, Cass and Platt County in Missouri but again are licensed in the entire State to write business.