Do doctors need employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?

March 3, 2006

Does our four-doctor group need employment practices liability insurance to protect us against employment and workplace claims, such as sexual harassment suits?

Do doctors need employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?

Q. Does our four-doctor group need EPLI to protect us against employment and workplace claims, such as sexual harassment suits?

A. Most small practices do without it because it can be prohibitively expensive. That should give you even greater incentive to reduce your liability in this area through good employment practices. Appoint one of your partners as human resource director, responsible for making sure your state's labor laws are followed and good management practices implemented.