What can it cover?
Management liability insurance policies vary in the benefits they provide.
To give you an idea, here’s the type of cover that your policy may include:
|Type of cover
|Employment practice liability
|Covers payouts for claims of employment breaches, such as wrongful dismissal, bullying or discrimination.
|Directors’ and officers’ liability
|Protects your proprietary limited company’s past, present and future directors, officers and managers against claims of wrongful acts, such as misrepresentation or breach of duty (subject to business size).
|Protects your business against claims such as employee or third party fraud (not all criminal activity is covered).
|Covers costs that your business would incur if you need to defend and settle claims from outside parties alleging wrongful conduct, as well as investigation into the affairs of the company.
|Covers the cost of defence, fines and penalties under some statutes e.g. Work Health and Safety (fines under Work Health and Safety cannot be covered by insurance in NSW).
|Covers your legal costs if your business ends up in court.