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Employment practices liability

Protection for employment-related risks 

Interviews, performance reviews, promotions, even dismissals – all are regular aspects of running a businessThese everyday personnel activities can also pose significant risk to companies when current, past, or potential employees claim discrimination or other wrongful employment practices. 

As jury awards and settlements continue to rise, the impact of discrimination claims or other allegations can be devastating to a company’s reputation and bottom line. Our employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) helps protect customers from the financial impact of an employment-related lawsuit. 

A protective partnership  

Solutions for complex risks  

No matter how thorough and clear a company’s hiring and employment policies and practices arelawsuits alleging workplace unfairness or other wrongful acts can still occurOur employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) from Ironshore is designed to help protect against claims made by employees alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other employment-related issues 

This expansive standalone EPLI solution helps protect public, private, and not-for-profit companies against costs related to settlements, litigation, and damage awards. 

Additional coverage highlights include:  

  • Capacity up to $25M on primary and excess basis 
  • Full entity coverage 
  • Coverage for more than 20 enumerated employment practices acts  
  • No hammer clause 
  • Single retention for related employment wrongful acts  
  • No panel counsel requirement 
  • Optional duty to defend 
  • Coverage for mental anguish and emotional distress 

Expertise that delivers 

There’s a wealth of experience behind every policy. Our dedicated underwriters and claims professionals team up to stay on top of current employment practices liability loss trends and risk scenarios. 

With this knowledge and collaboration comes flexibility. Because we truly understand the employment practices liability environment, we’re able to tailor our solution to your company’s specific industry, risk profile, and most immediate challenges.  

And we combine this expertise with a customer-centric service approach that keeps your risk-management goals top of mind. From program design to claims response, we are ready to help address your company’s needs. 

Better control over claims

From the moment a claim is filed, customers can feel the difference in our approach. Our claims professionals work closely with the underwriters who develop our solutions, so they have full picture of potential employmentpractices liability exposures and each customer’s operation and insurance program.   

Add ongoing training, highly experienced senior claims leaders, and a culture that promotes proactive decision making, and you get professionals who are empowered to resolve claims quickly, always working to minimize litigation, control costs, and achieve better outcomes.     

  With our employment practice liability solutions, customers can benefit from:  

  • Dedicated claims teams with in-depth experience investigating, evaluating, negotiating, and resolving employment practices liability claims   
  • The ability to settle claims within the retention period 
  • The flexibility to retain their own legal counsel or select from our roster of approved attorneys  
  • Riskmanagement services  

Get in touch

Our commercial and specialty insurance products and services are distributed through brokers and agents. If you are interested in our solutions for your business, please contact your agent or broker. If you are an agent or broker, please reach out to our team for more information.

Michael Englert

SVP, Management Liability, Ironshore

Ben Jones

Underwriting Manager

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