System Office of Risk Services

UA Employment Practices Liability

General Coverage Information

The University of Alaska maintains coverage for claims and litigation arising out of employment related actions such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, denial of tenure, etc.

Covered individuals include the University of Alaska, members of the Board of Regents, University of Alaska employees, members of University sanctioned advisory councils, and authorized volunteers under the direct supervision of a University of Alaska employee.

The General Counsel Office must be notified of any written demand or notice received from a person who intends to hold the University of Alaska or covered individual responsible for the consequences of an employment action. This includes grievances filed under Board of Regents' policy, lawsuits or complaints filed with a governmental agency, such as the Office of Civil Rights, or a Summons & Complaint through a judicial system.

Coverage through Risk Services includes damages the University of Alaska becomes legally obligated to pay as a result of a wrongful act. Settlements will not be covered unless approved in writing by the General Counsel and/or the President. Coverage does not include any amount for which the University of Alaska was already obligated at the time of a wrongful act including any amount payable under the terms of a contract or agreement, or would have been obligated to pay had the contract remained in effect.

For more detailed description of this coverage, please contact the System Office of Risk Services, in Fairbanks - Anchorage.

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