Employment Practices Liability

This self-insurance ​program covers the University and its employees against allegations that another employee was harassed, discriminated against, retaliated against, or wrongfully terminated. There is no deductible for this program.

Claims

These claims typically arrive in the format of a lawsuit. Refer summons servers to the Office of General Counsel at the Office of the President.

Coverage

Coverage applies to all university employees who have received a claim alleging any one of the following employment related claims:

  • Employment Practices Wrongful Act means any actual or alleged:
    • Wrongful termination;
    • Discrimination;
    • Harassment;
    • Retaliation; or
    • Workplace tort, for which a covered party has received a filed and served lawsuit.
  • Sexual harassment means an unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is made a condition of employment with the university, is used as a basis for employment decisions with the University, creates a work environment within the university that interferes with performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; or workplace harassment (i.e., harassment of a non-sexual nature) which creates a work environment with the University that interferes with performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
  • Workplace harassment (harassment of a non-sexual nature) which creates a work environment with the university that interferes with performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Costs of the claim or lawsuit are funded by the program. All claims are investigated thoroughly by a third-party administrator and outside defense lawyers, hired by the university, to provide an objective review of the circumstances leading up to the claim.

Exclusions

Acts which occur when the employee is not in the course and scope of university business.

Employment Practices Liability FAQ