We know that you want the best possible employees working for your business, which is why most companies have very detailed hiring and termination practices. However when you are deciding who to hire, some people believe that your hiring manager may have discriminated against them because of race, gender, age, disability, etc. Sometimes employees feel that they have been wrongfully terminated and will file suit against the company.
How to Decrease Employment Practices Risk
Nickerson strongly suggests implementing practices that prevent cases such as these. Practices may include background checks, drug screenings, detailed job descriptions, multi-step screening and hiring processes, performance reviews, and comprehensive employee handbooks explaining what is appropriate office behavior.
However, even when these practices are implemented people can still file suit for alleged:
- Employment discrimination
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
Just to make sure that your business does not suffer from these lawsuits, it is best to have employment practices liability insurance to make sure that you are covered for any losses. Even if your company is not liable or the claims are groundless, you may still need insurance to cover any legal fees.
Talk to a Nickerson Insurance agent about your business and the coverage that it needs. We can discuss the range of insurance that you will need. We are always ready to work with you and to help you with preparing for any issues that may happen in the future. We guarantee that you will have the protection that your business needs.
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