Public Company Solutions

Employment Practice Liability

  • Employers face a rising tide of employment practices litigation alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other torts.
  • Our cutting-edge insurance protection, loss control expertise and solutions, and partnership approach sets us apart from other insurers.
  • As one of the leading providers of employment practices liability coverage, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies believes that preventative measures to these liability issues include knowledgeable governance and sound risk management practices. It may not be possible for employers to completely eliminate the possibility of an employment practices liability (EPL) lawsuit. But you can reduce that threat.

EPL insurance protects against liability arising from employment practices with respect to claims by current, former or potential employees. An EPL policy can provide coverage for:

  • discrimination (both in the hiring process and during employment)
  • constructive dismissal, wrongful dismissal
  • harassment (including workplace or sexual harassment)
  • wrongful failure to employ or promote
  • wrongful discipline
  • wrongful deprivation of a career-opportunity
  • failure to grant tenure
  • negligent evaluation
  • invasion of privacy
  • employment-related defamation
  • wrongful infliction of emotional distress
  • employment-related misrepresentation
  • breaches of occupational health and safety legislation
  • and other employment related claims

Coverage Highlights

Benefits

Chubb’s EPL Loss Prevention Program—available to Chubb EPL Insurance customers where permitted by law. It includes the following:

1. Workplace Law in Canada: A Primer

2. ChubbWorksWebsite

3. Loss Prevention Consultant Services

Workplace Law In Canada: A Primer Chubb and the law firm of Hicks Morley LLP, a national recognized employment firm with offices across the country, have prepared this EPL risk management guide for employers in Canada. This guide is designed as an overview to help employers protect themselves against litigation and to educate them with respect to the general principles governing employment practices liability in Canada. It is not intended as a substitute for prudent legal advice and we encourage all employers to seek advice from experienced legal counsel for any and all specific issues that arise.

ChubbWorksWebsite (www.chubbworks.com)— An online resource for customers seeking assistance with employment issues. Offers convenient access to:

  • Online training modules addressing sexual harassment, discrimination, termination, retaliation, and incident management.
  • A comprehensive Model Employee Handbook with more than 90 model policies ranging from equal employment to social media.
  • Best Practices Minutes—Short, on-demand presentations on important workplace topics such as disability discrimination, social media, workplace bullying, and retaliation.
  • Employment practices self-assessment checklists and numerous other model forms and policies.
  • Informational periodicals, employment journals, and an entire library of articles relevant to employment practices, as well as links to other valuable resources.

Loss Prevention Consultant Services :Chubb’s network of more than 120 top law firms, HR consulting firms, and labour economist statistical firms offer specialized services designed to help our customers create customized solutions to their employment issues.

  • Pre-approved firms are available to customers at preferred rates
  • Chubb chose its network of quality vendors with the goal of assuring customer satisfaction. Quality of the services offered and expertise of the service providers are our most important considerations in approving a vendor
  • Wide selection of vendors helps ensure you will be able to find someone that meets your needs, even when your needs change
  • Chubb will reimburse customers for a portion of the cost of preventive services (50% of the cost up to 10% of the annual EPL Insurance premium) that directly relate to the coverage offered under our EPL Insurance policy.

Please note that services must be rendered and invoices must be submitted to Chubb during the applicable policy’s policy period. Services rendered by one’s own organization are not eligible for reimbursement.

Coverage

Coverage can also include protection against liability arising from a third party ie. customer, vendor, service provider or other business invitee of the organization for discrimination or harass­ment.

Coverage is provided to the employer, its directors and officers and employees.

Coverage can include amounts that the organization become legally obligated to pay as a result of a claim, which may include judgments, settlements and defense costs. In some cases, punitive or exemplary damages may be covered as well.

Limits

Up to $25 million

Client Profile

All public companies