Understanding Employee Practices Liability Insurance
Many large businesses oftentimes have several types of employee practices liability insurance policies and they are well prepared to handle almost any type of employment lawsuit. Unfortunately, however, small businesses tend to overlook the importance of this type of insurance.
There are a number of factors that influence the cost of purchasing an employee practices liability insurance policy. Four of the more common factors include:
- The number of workers employed
- The percentage of employee turnover
- Whether or not any established rules of practice have been implemented
- Whether or not any prior lawsuits/complaints have been lodged
Employee practices liability insurance is of the utmost importance to any business. It helps a business to decrease its chances of being targeted in a lawsuit. Before being insured, most insurance providers will thoroughly review a company’s employment practices, followed then by making sure necessary appropriate changes take place before insurance begins.
Such changes could entail:
- Creating job descriptions for each position that exists within the company
- Reviewing loss exposures
- Conducting background checks on all new job candidates
- Conducting performance reviews
- Implement a zero tolerance policy in regards to substance abuse, race discrimination and sexual harassment