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Employers have been facing rapidly increasing liability for employ-
BUSINESS INCOME ment related claims. From sexual harassment to discrimination in
PROTECTION hiring, employers are now legally responsible for a broader range
of employment related acts. This change has resulted in an envi-
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ronment of rapidly increasing employment claims.
Here are some of the primary claims brought against employers by
BUSINESS PERSONAL employees:
PROPERTY • Wrongful refusal to employ or promote a qualified applicant or
EQUIPMENT • Wrongful demotion, evaluation, reassignment, or discipline of
an employee, including constructive discharge.
WORKERS’ • Harassment, coercion, or unfair discrimination as a conse-
COMPENSATION quence of such things as race, color, creed, gender, etc.
ASSET PROTECTION AND • Defamation of character.
TAX STRATEGIES FOR • Slander or libel of an employee or violation or invasion of an
PHYSICIANS & MANAGERS employee’s right of privacy.
Do EPL claims occur? Yes, with surprising frequency and severity.
Many small to medium sized businesses do not yet appreciate the
Scott L. Fikes significant employment exposure facing them. Employment litiga-
tion has increased in the last 10 years as a growing number of em-
ployees sue their employers for sexual harassment, discrimination
and wrongful termination.
Email: email@example.com These can run from serious sexual harassment situations costing
millions to smaller frivolous claims. While accurate statistics are
hard to determine, it is believed that the average EPL claim now
settles for approximately $450,000. Frivolous claims rarely settle
for less than $10,000 including legal fees.
Call Scott Fikes at 405.443.2024 to discuss the specific needs of
your medical office or healthcare facility.