Job discrimination claims rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on age, religion and national origin. Is your business protected against a discrimination claim brought against you? Here are some recent examples. You may want to give us a call. We can protect you from certain financial disaster.
- A manager of a construction company while having lunch with staff members, sees a cat running around the construction site and makes repeated comments to an Asian employee that “there goes your lunch”. Employee sues and wins. Company pays.
- A long-time pregnant female employee is fired because of consistent lateness due to her pregnancy. She sues, wins, and receives her job back.
- An important long time male customer comes into the office and makes unwarranted sexual comments to a female secretary. She reports this to a company owner who fails to speak to the customer about and the sexual comments continue. The secretary files a suit against her employer and wins.
- An older female employee consistently holds a distinguished position in her company and has always done an excellent job. A younger female employee reports that due to the lack of advancement at this workplace, she will be looking to move on. The employer in fear of losing the younger employee, demoted the older employee and promotes the younger employee to takeover the older females position. The older female sues and is awarded her job back.
Did you know age discrimination begins at age 40? Contact us today about Employment Practices Liability Insurance. You may be surprised to find out how affordable this valuable coverage is that may help keep you from being a statistic.