What is EPLI?
Businesses of every size and industry are vulnerable to employment practice claims. In
FY 2020, the EEOC resolved 70,804 charges of employee discrimination, securing
$439.2 million for victims in both private sector and government workplaces. EPLI
covers defense costs and damages related to employment-related claims, including
allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, workplace harassment and
retaliation. Small businesses, without HR departments, could be more susceptible to claims.
No industry is immune.
The primary way to minimize damages in those cases is to prevent the issues from the
start by educating managers and employees. Create effective interviewing and
screening programs to avoid discrimination in hiring. Communicate corporate policies
to ensure universal understanding. Have a path for employees to take if they are the
object of harassment or discrimination by a supervisor. Document everything that
occurs by company personnel and have policy in place to prevent and solve employee disputes in-house.
Most EPLI policies will reimburse a company for the costs of defending a lawsuit in
court, as well as for judgements and settlements, regardless of the suit’s outcome.
Without EPLI, the company/owner handles all costs, which could be substantial even
before going to court. Avoiding EPLI claims is ideal, but in the event of one, the
employee will know that you’re protected and that you don’t have to settle. This deters
claims and gives substantial peace of mind to those that might be affected.
Why Use Us?
Infinite RMIS has trained and vetted staff to answer questions and provide you with the
ideal policy. There are different levels and costs to EPLI, therefore it is important to
have the right representative on your side. This burgeoning industry has few experts in
the field who also have access to the best rates and coverage. Infinite RMIS has leaned
into the field hard and is becoming a major player. With a focus on service rather than
sales, your representative will be with you through updates, changes, and claims to the policy.