Location affects employers’ likelihood of being sued

A new study of employment practices disputes and litigation by Hiscox insurance researchers found that businesses in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average. According to the study, U.S.-based companies have just over a 10% chance of having an employment charge filed against them.

Hiscox provides employment practices liability insurance.

The company’s “2017 Guide to Employee Lawsuits” identifies the total impact of employee administrative charges and litigation, and exposes the markets where employee lawsuits are most prevalent.

The report was compiled using the latest data on employment charge activity from the EEOC and its state counterparts across the U.S.

Top 10 states with higher-than-average numbers of EEOC charges