Employment Practices Liability
Understanding the big trends affecting small business
We live in challenging times, indeed. And no one feels this more than small business owners. While small businesses have historically succeeded in challenging times, we have come to an inflection point for navigating workplace rights and responsibilities. Societal changes and challenges have ushered in new venues for harassment and discrimination charges. Social movements, as well as health and economic change have caused EPL claims to rise.
Here are some trends employers can expect to see over the next year:
- Evolving litigation
- Technology in the workforce
- The changing workplace
- Economic volatility
As evolving workplace trends have the potential to further complicate the employer/employee relationship and possibly create liability for the employer, HSB is closely monitoring a number of trends and emerging risks that are creating these new grounds for claims.