Constance S. Barker, commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Brian T. McMillan, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Joseph Frankl, regional dir, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
It is more important than ever that claims professionals, underwriters, risk managers, in-house counsel, brokers and outside counsel thoroughly understand the EPLI market, claims trends, how to minimize exposure to risk, and the most effective ways to reduce the costs of defending against and settling EPL claims. Retaliation, discrimination and other types of employment cases are crowding court dockets across the country, and with new sources of claims emerging, the influx of cases is on the rise. Failure to stay ahead of the curve could lead to catastrophic losses including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlement amounts.