13 Apr Employment Practices Liability Self-Assessment Posted at 21:55h in by reseco 0 Comments 0 Likes As a business leader, you make important personnel decisions on a daily basis. From hiring new workers to assigning duties, each of your decisions affects employees in a unique way. Although these actions are critical to running your business, they also create exposures that could lead to costly claims by employees or governmental regulators. Even if they are not warranted, claims for wrongful employment practices can disrupt operations, damage your business's reputation, hurt employee morale and negatively impact your bottom line. What's worse, even if a business fosters a welcoming work environment and takes all the necessary precautions to safeguard its employees, it can still face an employment practices liability claim. Thankfully, businesses can rely on employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) to protect against a wide range of wrongful employment practices claims, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. To better understand the level of risk your business faces on a daily basis, answer the questions on the next page. After you have completed all of the sections to the best of your ability, your score will determine your level of risk. Full Name Job Title Email Company Name Employee Count Phone By completing this form you are enrolling in Reseco Group, Reseco Insurance Advisors LLC, and Risk Management Advisors LLC marketing campaigns and can unsubscribe at any time. 1. Does your business have a formal HR or personnel department? Yes No Unsure 2. Are the individuals that handle HR and personnel functions for yoru business formally trained in HR matters? Yes No Unsure 3. Does your business have in-house counsel that it consults on employment-related matters? Yes No Unsure 4. Does your business retain the services of an outside law firm that specializes in labor and employment law? Yes No Unsure 5. Does your business have an employee handbook that has been reviewed by legal counsel? Yes No Unsure 6. Does your business distribute an employee handbook to all employees? Yes No Unsure 7. Does your business obtain signed acknowledgement from all employees indicating that they have received and reviewed your employee handbook? Yes No Unsure 8. Does your business use an employment application for all applicants? Yes No Unsure 9. Does your business use written job descriptions for all positions in the organization? Yes No Unsure 10. Does your business maintain written hiring and interviewing guidelines? Yes No Unsure 11. Does your business have formal guidelines and written procedures for disciplining and terminating employees? Yes No Unsure 12. Does your business require managers and HR professionals to approve all proposed employee terminations? Yes No Unsure 13. Does your business have outside counsel review all proposed employee terminations? Yes No Unsure 14. Does your business have an outplacement program to assist discharged employees? Yes No Unsure 15. Does your business have a formal training program for all new employees? Yes No Unsure 16. Does your business provide annual education on illegal discrimination and workplace harassment to all employees? Yes No Unsure 17. Does your business require all employees - including management - to attend training, educational programs, or seminars on employment relations and conflict resolution? Yes No Unsure 18. Does your business have formal guidelines and written procedures to address compliance with the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and any other applicable federal and state laws? Yes No Unsure 19. Does your business have formal guidelines and written procedures that explicitly prohibit discriminatory practices in hiring, promotion, and compensation? Yes No Unsure 20. Does your business have formal guidelines and written procedures that explicitly prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace? Yes No Unsure 21. Does your business have a written policy dealing with the use of company email, voicemail, and internet access? Yes No Unsure 22. Does your business have formal guidelines and written procedures for reporting, addressing, and resolving employee grievances? Yes No Unsure 23. Does your business have a formal process and written guidelines for conducting employee performance evaluations? Yes No Unsure 24. Does your business have its employment policies and procedures periodically reviewed by outside legal counsel? Yes No Unsure 25. Has the turnover rate at your business exceeded historical levels at any time during the past five years, or do you anticipate making any layoffs or staff reductions in the near future? Yes No N/A 26. Do any of your employees work in isolation or in circumstances where they are not monitored by a supervisor or manager? Yes No N/A 27. Does your business make use of temporary or seasonal employees? Yes No N/A 28. At any point in the last five years, has any current or former employee or third party made any claim or otherwise alleged discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge or other wrongful acts against your business? Yes No N/A 29. At any point in the last five years, has your business terminated or otherwise disciplined an employee for inappropriate conduct in the workplace? Yes No N/A 30. Does your business anticipate taking any actions or completing any transitions that would substantially increase the number of employees within your business? Yes No N/A Time is Up! Time's up
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