The rise of HR malpractice insurance (Legal View)

Most of the common claims in EPL insurance in Canada include wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination claims
By Jennifer Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2015

Groundbreaking decisions in labour and employment law may have some companies wondering what they would do if they were ever hit with a major claim they hadn’t budgeted for — could they foot the bill, not only for any damages awarded by a court, but for the legal costs incurred?

In the last few years, a combination of factors has led to greater claims influenced by economic uncertainty and the fact employees are much more likely to exercise their legal rights.