PIASC Blog

June 6, 2021

IN: What is an employer to in order to protect against litigation?

By Dorothy Candelario

Dear Valued Customer,

As employees settle back into the workplace in a landscape informed by the coronavirus, employers may find themselves on the receiving end of COVID-19-colored lawsuits alleging anything from discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) or wage and hour laws to causes of action stemming from sick leave policies and available medical benefits. Workers may also begin filing more complaints to the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) based upon hazardous conditions in the workplace, should they perceive insufficient mitigation efforts by their employers.

Defending against allegations like these can be costly, which is why employers want to have their “ducks in a row” in terms of insurance coverage and the benefits they are providing to employees.

It’s not just wrongful termination that can end in a lawsuit, you can be sued for many reasons. Despite all of these scary numbers, roughly 7 out of 10 businesses don’t carry EPLI insurance. This can be an expensive mistake and we just don’t want you to be among those who did not obtain coverage.

We appreciate your continued business and hope you and your family are safe and well.

Kind regards,

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