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Employee Lawsuits Against Churches Are on the Rise

Why you need to consider employment practices liability insurance.

Employee Lawsuits Against Churches Are on the Rise

Twenty years ago, employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policies were scarce in the United States. Even a decade ago, most employers didn’t purchase that type of coverage. That has changed.

In 2018, it’s estimated that half of all firms with 1,000 or more workers have in place some version of EPLI coverage, which protects employers against employee claims for discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and other employment-related issues. Many smaller businesses now are following suit as insurance companies make such policies more available and accessible.

Should churches take notice of this trend in the public and private sector? Yes, according to the experts we interviewed.

“Churches have this belief that they don’t have these type of issues and that they would never have an employee sue them,” said Cori Cable, associate corporate counsel with ...

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  • December 19, 2018

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