Have you considered your risk for an EPLI claim? EPLI claims are on the rise. In 2017, there were 84,000 charges filed with the EEOC. The median judgement for employment law suits that went to trial in that year was $106,800.00. The mean award was $375,162. In 2017, there were 12,000 plus claims. Over $350,000,000 in employment related claims were paid that year.

Since 2017 a lot has happened. There are several different situations in the new post COVID-19 workplace, which can result in a potential EPLI claim.

  1. Employers who lay off employees and/or recall other employees may face discrimination claims.
  2. Employees transitioning back to work in the workplace may give rise to employment claims regarding accommodating disabilities and religious practices.
  3. COVID-19 relief bills provide two new causes of action for failure to provide paid sick and family leave, and retaliation after the use of paid sick and family leave.
  4. Vaccination requirements and incentives can give rise to disability and religious discrimination.

*Info from The Professional Liability Underwriter Society – “COVID-19 EPLI Update”

Kaestner & Berry is proud to introduce a “starter” EPLI policy from Safe Talent. The company has an A+ AM Best rating. It is designed for small to medium size law firms.

In most cases, the application consists of just 3 questions. The policy limits are $250,000. The deductible is $10,000. Pricing is based on the number of employees at the firm.

Number of EmployeesApproximate Total Cost
1 to 5$1,450
6 to 10$2,050
11 to 20$2,600
21 to 30$3,300

Contact your Kaestner & Berry representative for details.