Protecting your business against employment practice lawsuits has become more important than ever. Alleged discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to employ or promote and other claims brought by current or former employees or job applicants has become one of the fastest-growing sources of litigation in the United States.
- In the last decade, claims for employment practices brought to the EEOC have averaged over 80,000 per year in the United States and now make up nearly 30 percent of all civil claims in the U.S.
- Frivolous lawsuits cost on average between $20,000 and $40,000 to defend. Law firms that specialize in employment law can charge upwards of $350 an hour.
- There is a huge upswing in claims brought by third parties against companies for unlawful discrimination or harassment. These claims are not brought by a company’s employees, but by a company’s clients, customers, vendors and suppliers.
No employer is immune to charges of discriminatory practices from disgruntled current or former employees. Let R&R Insurance share its experience with you to ensure the best coverage to combat any employment practice lawsuit. Contact one of our EPLI specialists today!