Why a Return to the Office Warrants an Urgent EPLI Review

Risk & Insurance

A 2022 RIMS session examined new EPL risks companies may face now that the pandemic has permanently changed the ways we live and work.

It’s no secret COVID-19 was on every attendees mind at the 2022 RIMS annual conference. The event was the first in-person RIMS conference since 2020’s was canceled and one of San Francisco’s Moscone Center’s first in-person events since the pandemic began.  

While attendees rejoiced in the ability to meet in-person once again, many employers and risk managers had their eyes turned to the future. Questions over in-person, remote or hybrid work models and the risks they may pose abounded.

During the session “Returning to Work? Check the Health of Your EPLI Coverage” presenters Kyra Phelps, director of insurance and risk management for Eleven, and attorney Daniel Healy, partner with Anderson Kill, LLP, addressed some of those questions by diving into the nuances of one critical coverage area: Employment Practices Liability.

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“Discrimination is defined in a number of different ways. Today, we’re talking about discrimination as disparate treatment,” Healy said.

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