A Business Insurance Update When people work together, there is going to be both appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. The #MeToo movement has impacted Hollywood, Fox News, The NFL, and many other high profile companies. This has opened up an overdue discussion on sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The Basis of Harassment Claims Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion. Employees know their rights, and it is time for all employers to be more informed about how to protect their companies. There are many reasons why you need to make Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) part of your commercial insurance program. Insurance Option An EPLI policy covers claims made against directors, officers, employees, the company, and its subsidiaries. The policy can cover a long list of claims including wrongful dismissal/termination, sexual/racial/disability harassment, sexual/racial/disability/religious discrimination, employment-related libel, slander, defamation and invasion of privacy, wrongful failure to employ or promote, and retaliation. We can design a specialized coverage according to your needs. We are also proactive in identifying any factors that may increase your premiums or change your risk, and provide consulting and risk management options to protect your business. We are ready to help you better understand your risks. Please call our office today. No matter how well your business might be doing, disaster can strike and turn your streak of good luck into a quagmire of misery and frustration. J.S. Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency offers a variety of business insurance policies to protect your business as well as your peace of mind. No matter how small or large, new or longstanding your business is, you never know what the next day will bring or how much it might cost.