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If you are considering purchasing employment practices liability insurance, there are a number of steps and procedures you will need to take in order to make the most of your coverage. This type of liability insurance is generally for use in staffing agencies or companies who assist individuals in finding temporary employment. The obtainment of this insurance can help you to safeguard against lawsuits which claim unfair judgments were made in the process of hiring or letting go employees. The following steps can help you to make the most of the insurance process.
Once you have selected the insurance firm through which you would like to obtain employment practices liabilitycoverage, you will want to fill out an insurance application. There will likely be many legal forms and documents to help you to be aware of what does and does not qualify as discrimination, and how to avoid discrimination in the hiring and firing process, as well as how to handle related situations, should they arise.
Copy of Employee Handbook
An employment practices liability insurer will likely require a copy of your employee manual or handbook. This copy will be used to determine if you are correctly and effectively implementing non-discrimination practices in the workplace, and among those staff members in charge of hiring and firing. Once insurance is in place, it is advisable to keep non-discrimination practices and procedures readily apparent in the workplace, and to provide proper training to employees on non-discriminatory practices.