Real Wright USA Claim Scenario - June 2012
Managing day-to-day activities of employees has never been easy. Unfortunately, this task has become even more difficult in today’s litigious society.
All Federal supervisory personnel run the risk of being the subject of a complaint or EEOC claim. More importantly, these allegations must be defended – even if baseless or fraudulent. The consequences of losing such a case could be severe. An adverse finding could result in the loss of future promotional opportunities, demotion, or even discharge.
Wright USA can help. We have been the premier provider of professional liability insurance for Federal Employees for nearly half a century. Our newest product offering – The Career Protector - is designed to offer more comprehensive coverage for allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, or harassment brought by the employees of the policyholder.
Here is an actual case from our agency’s claim files:
CLAIM: A Federal Employee receives a letter for a proposed ten day suspension without pay for failure to follow instructions provided by her direct supervisor. The Federal Employee is instructed she can respond orally and/or in writing within fifteen calendar days from receiving the notification. The Federal Employee exercises her right to be represented by an attorney and contacted Wright USA for assistance in responding to the proposed suspension.
Wright USA assigned an attorney to review all the material provided by the Agency with the Federal Employee and explain her rights. The attorney was able to get an extension so he could develop and submit a formal response with evidence to support that the alleged actions in question were justified. Total cost: $5,000.