Employment Practices Liability
Employment Practices Liability (EPL) is a relatively new form of insurance. It was created based on the risk management demands employers face because of accusations of discrimination (age, sex, race, disability, etc.), wrongful termination of employment, sexual harassment, and other employment-related allegations. Because of our dual experience in employment and insurance law, Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP is often appointed to engage in defense work under EPL insurance policies. This has included providing advice at the earliest stages of claims and potential claims, and in some cases involvement in internal investigations to reach conclusions about the viability of claims. More often, Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP is retained when a claim is made, and it provides defense through the administrative process and in state and federal courts.
Our attorneys have found that employment claims often hinge upon statutory defenses, and experience with these defenses is especially important in the early stages, when questions of liability are first confronted. Every case is different, to be sure, but consistency in defense and approach are vital to positive outcomes. That requires the type of experience Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP attorneys have gained over many years practicing in the area of employment law.