The non farm payroll increased by 244,000 in April of 2011 and the unemployment rate edged up to 9.0%. Despite the fact that the economy is looking up, a lot a people are still out of work and even more are being laid off each month. In good times, people find other jobs, but in this economy finding the right job is more difficult. This sets up an opportunity for employment practices claims. People are desperate and if they cant find work will often look to the employer that laid them off for additional compensation. It is not uncommon for employees to allege discrimination, harrassment or other hostile working environment conditions in order to claim unemployment, unfair labor violations or even worse.
Unfortunately, employment claims are a part of business Employment Practices Liability Insurance is a good risk management tool to help protect companies from the liability of such claims.
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