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EPLI

For many years, EPLI carriers and brokers have worked to develop risk management and risk transfer strategies and products to address workplace law claims.

Overview

With vast expertise across all areas of workplace law, Jackson Lewis is approved defense panel counsel for virtually every major insurance carrier writing policies for U.S. employment law risks.

Our firm also provides risk management services for employers insured through these carriers, including hotline services, complimentary attendance at Jackson Lewis functions and discounted assistance (e.g., during reductions-in-force, review of personnel policies, etc.).

Our attorneys have extensive experience defending insured employment practices and workplace law claims alleging every conceivable type of issue.  Some of the specific services we provide include:

  • Defending the entire range of workplace law litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related tort claims before administrative agencies and courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico;
  • Defending  benefit and fiduciary claims under ERISA;
  • Defending allegations of wrongdoing under the False Claims Act, breaches of contractual or statutory obligations, qui tam actions and a host of other non-discrimination claims;
  • Conducting internal investigations in a variety of areas, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act, human trafficking, health care fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, conversion and computer intrusion incidents;
  • Defending HIPAA and breach of privacy claims;
  • Assisting employers to obtain representation (through L&E Global) for employment disputes and issues arising outside the United States; and
  • Defending employment, wage and hour, fiduciary (including ESOP-related) and other workplace law class actions across the country utilizing experienced teams of class action focused shareholders, associates and statisticians.

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Federal Discrimination Claim Tossed Where Plaintiff Unable to Establish Prima Facie Case
March 24, 2017

A Louisiana federal district court granted a company’s motion for summary judgment regarding a former employee’s Title VII race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.  Cassimere v. Fastorq LLC. Read More

By Kristie M. Iacopetta

Direct Evidence of Racist Remarks Dooms Employer Motion for Summary Judgment
March 22, 2017

A federal court in Tennessee denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment on an African-American employee’s race discrimination and hostile work environment claims under Title VII and state law.  The decision was based in large part on the sheer volume of several supervisors’ alleged use of offensive, intimidating remarks.  The record Read More

Failure to Accommodate Religious Belief Claim to Move Forward
March 10, 2017

Religious discrimination claims by a delivery driver for a catering company who was terminated the day after being sent home for wearing a religious head covering survived summary judgment due to the temporal proximity between the events.  In EEOC v. Read More