With the global economy facing potential upheavals from COVID-19, some companies could be forced to lay off employees. These actions will likely trigger employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claims, especially knowing the commonality of these cases already.
Former employees might quickly jump to conclusions, such as wrongful termination or discrimination, resulting in EPLI litigation. Defending against allegations of this nature could be incredibly costly—even if there’s no legitimate cause found. An EPLI policy would work to cover defense costs and help your company navigate the jittery economy.
In order to put your business in the best possible position ahead of a decision about a Employment Practices Liability claim, adhere to the following best practices.
Document and report claims immediately. Without ample notice and prompt filing, coverage will likely be denied. There is no downside to filing claims as soon as possible. Doing so ensures that your business will be in the right place when applicability of WC coverage claims are resolved.
Provide comprehensive details surrounding each claim. File each claim with as much detail as possible to ensure thorough review of your coverage and unique scenario by the carrier.
Record each individual claim by line of coverage. Doing so will make it easier to monitor carrier response internally and simultaneously provide your carrier with a simplified way to absorb multiple claims from your business.