employment practices liability News

Washington Apple Grower Settles Harassment, Retaliation Suits for $272K

One of the largest apple producers in the United States will pay $272,000 to 20 claimants as part of a settlement resolving sexual harassment and retaliation claims pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

Hillshire Brands to Pay $4M to Settle Texas Race Discrimination Suit

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corp.) will pay $4 million to a group of 74 African-American former employees who had worked at a former Sara Lee facility in Paris, Texas, to settle a race discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. …

Oklahoma Restaurant Faces Suit over Wage, Child Labor Violations

The U.S. Labor Department has accused a Wichita Mountains roadside restaurant of violating wage and child labor laws. A U.S. District Court complaint filed in Oklahoma City says Meers Store & Restaurant owes more than $181,000 to workers for unpaid …

What Are Chances a U.S Business Will Face an Employee Lawsuit?

U.S.-based small and medium sized businesses face an almost 12 percent chance that they it will be hit with an employment claim, with their chances much higher in certain states. A new study of employee charge trends by specialty insurer …

Idaho Shop Owner Ordered to Pay 100K to Worker Fired After Safety Report

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Morgan Stanley Among Employers Shifting Job Bias Claims to Arbitration

Morgan Stanley is asking employees to give up their right to sue the firm in class actions for civil rights violations including discrimination based on race, gender or age, according to a former employee’s lawsuit. The firm sent an e-mail …

Texas Oil Field Co. to Pay $30K to Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

An Iraan, Texas, oil field construction and services company will pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC’s suit, filed in U.S. …

OSHA Sues Texas Company for Wrongfully Firing an Employee

Federal officials have sued a Texas-based company for violating the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The lawsuit against Continental Alloys and Services Inc. in Spring, Texas, maintains an investigation found sufficient evidence to support a former employee’s allegation …

ANV Launches EPLI Risk Management Hotline

ANV Global Services Inc., the North American managing general underwriter (MGU) segment of global speciality insurance group ANV, has launched a new risk management hotline for its employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policyholders in North America. The EPLI hotline will …

The Evolution of Employment Practices Liability Insurance

It’s been interesting to watch the growth of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) during more than 25 years of working in the specialty insurance industry. Twenty years ago EPLI was rare in the United States and, even a decade ago, …