Employment Practices Liability
Employment practices liability insurance is a necessity for protecting both a company’s employees and its management staff. Employment practices liability suits can include claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, breach of employment contracts and even wrongful failure to promote or employ. These types of liability claims and suits are an issue across the United States, even in Denver. Here are a few real life examples of employment practices liability suits in Colorado and Denver:
Colorado Disability Discrimination
- A former male employee sued his employer, a packaging company, for disability discrimination alleging that the company refused to allow him to return to work after he was on disability leave recovering from a brain aneurysm. The jury awarded the plaintiff $8M, $7.5M of which was punitive damages.
Colorado Racial Discrimination
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a race discrimination case brought against a local newspaper for $375K. The suit was brought on behalf of 10 African-American employees who alleged that they were discriminated against in the workplace due to their race.