Tag Archives: Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

Minimize Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims, Avoid Liability

Minimize Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims, Avoid LiabilityThe issue of sexual harassment has been a topic of discussion most recently in the news in the wake of allegations made against former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and resulting payment settlements by the network’s parent company, negative comments made by the director at a Bay Area Veteran Affairs clinic in San Francisco when responding to workplace harassment allegations made by his staff, and various legal pundits weighing in

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EPLI: Do Mandatory Wellness Programs Violate the ADA?

EPLI Do Mandatory Wellness Programs Violate the ADARecent EEOC Lawsuits Challenge Wellness Programs

One year ago we wrote about the potential employment practices challenges healthcare reform could bring in the area of employer-mandated wellness programs. Sure enough, wellness programs, which are encouraged by the Affordable Care Act to incentivize employees, may now be running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or at the very least causing confusion. Earlier this month, the federal agency challenged the …

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Employment Practices: How to Prevent Workplace Discrimination Suits

Employment Practices How to Prevent Workplace Discrimination SuitsEmployment Practices: How to Prevent Workplace Discrimination Suits

In 2012, seven employees out of 15 terminated at a firm in Texas were over the age of 50 and replaced by younger, less experienced workers in some cases. The company claimed this was part of its overall restructuring after a new CEO stepped in. The terminated employees viewed the firing differently, and have a filed an age discrimination case against their …

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Employment Practices: Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background Checks

Employment Practices Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background ChecksEEOC and FTC Issue Informal Guidance on Background Checks for Job Applicants

In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released two short guides explaining how both agencies’ respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. One guide is available for employers, the other for employees.

“The laws enforced by the EEOC and the FTC intersect on the issue of employment …

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