Employment Practices & Nonprofit Organizations

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Employment Practices & Nonprofit Organizations

Properly Protect your Nonprofit Organization

Employment Practices: Yes it Impacts Nonprofit Organizations

Employment-related lawsuits do not just impact for-profit businesses.  Nonprofit organizations are affected by employment lawsuits as well.  Employment-related lawsuits include allegations of:

  1. Sexual harassment
  2. Discrimination
  3. Hostile work environment

The number of employee-related lawsuits are on the rise across the country as a result of layoffs and individuals looking for a way to make a living to provide for their families.  Nonprofit organizations provide a great deal of good for the communities they serve and cannot afford to leave themselves open to risks like these.

Minimize Employee-Related Risks

There are two easy ways you can make sure your nonprofit organization is minimizing employee-related risks.  The first is to have comprehensive volunteer and human resources policies and procedures in place and the second is employment practices liability insurance (EPLI).  The first step you need to take is to conduct a human resources audit of your current policies and procedures for your paid employees, as well as your volunteer staff.  The second step is to contact your insurance agent to make sure you have a nonprofit  employment practices liability insurance policy in place.

Make sure your employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policy includes the following coverages to be completely protected:

  • Third-party liability
  • Internet/Email liability
  • Retaliation
  • Spousal liability

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