With temporary employees, the way a workplace runs can have subtle undercurrents. Dealing with a temporary employee or direct hire staff might feel different to some managers than they feel about permanent employees. They aren’t allowed to discriminate, but there could be allegations from someone not invested in the company, such as a temporary employee. That’s why it’s imperative to get a comprehensive package of temporary staffing insurance. If companies do so, they are helping ensure their profitability in the face of litigation.
What Employment Practices Policies Cover
On the face of it, employment practices refers to how people are treated on the job. This refers to both temporary employees and in-house employees. Claims typically deal with allegations of discrimination in one of several ways. With a diverse workplace, especially one comprised partially of temporary employees, miscommunication and misunderstanding happens. How management deals with it is the key. That why companies need temporary staffing insurance as protection against claims like these:
- Sexual harassment
- Unfair termination
- Discrimination based on gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
Why Coverage is Important
In the litigious climate of today’s workplace, it is not enough to believe your employees have good intentions in the way they deal with each other. When someone claims they were discriminated against, whether she is a permanent or temporary employee, the charge must be taken seriously. Specialists in temporary staffing insurancecan help identify potential weak spots in your coverage and may even be able to advise managers against potential losses or lawsuits.