Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

Sometimes the way we communicate either gets lost in translation or does not have the desired effect. In most cases, you can laugh off the misunderstanding or address any hurt feelings the other person has, but occasionally, the other person may interpret your words or actions in a way you never intended.

This situation can represent big problems for you as the owner of a veterinary practice if an applicant or employee takes legal action against you because they felt you discriminated against them or they felt you acted inappropriately. Regardless of your views on the incident, a lawsuit can cause financial ruin for your business without protection. Make sure your veterinary clinic is protected with an employment practices liability insurance policy with Vetinsure.

If you have employees, you need Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

We are dedicated to helping protect veterinary hospitals which is why we offer Employment Practices Liability (EPL) to help our clients not only endure but prevail in the event they face an employment-related claim for acts including:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • The Violence of the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Wrongful discipline
  • Wrongful failure to pay overtime
  • Wrongful failure to promote
  • Wrongful termination

A common employee complaint filed centers around wage and hour violations including wage calculation, overtime calculation, and job classifications. Employees file wage and hour lawsuits accusing employers of misclassifying employment status or miscommunicating an employee’s eligibility to receive overtime. At Vetinsure, we recommend having a strong limit of coverage for dealing with employees which should include coverage for wage and hour disputes.

Prevention is the best protection

Vetinsure does more than just provide coverage. We work with the best A+ rated insurers that provide some of the best learning tools to help prevent lawsuits from happening in the first place. Services include:

  • Web-based training on sensitive topics - from sexual harassment to wrongful termination
  • Current articles on employment trends
  • Model employment practices and employee handbooks
  • Access to attorneys who can provide additional consultation before you take action with an employee.

Employee-related lawsuits can be both emotionally and economically draining. Let Vetinsure help!