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Our insurance covers all employees providing professional services as part
of their employment.  Additionally the principals, those who sign the
documents, are individually named on the policy.  This is a typical policy.

Technically as an employee you cannot be named individually in a suit
against the company for professional acts unless you are sealing the work.
Now, with that said, there are all kinds of differences in State laws,
different employment arrangements, and so on.  You can always be named
individually in a Civil action (sexual harassment or some such).

I am amazed when I see non-principal engineers sealing documents.  Sealing
documents is not prestige, it is liability.  If you are sealing documents
you should verify that you are a named insured under your company policy.
Also, Professional

What type of entity do you work for? Is it a proprietorship, a partnership,
a corporation, LLC, LLP?  If you are concerned, ask to see the company
insurance policy.

Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rand Holtham, P.E." <rand(--nospam--at)sigmaengineers.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:08 AM
Subject: Job place indemnification


> How are others protected if a claim arises and a suit names your employer
> (the company you work for not the person) and you personally. Professional
> liability will protect the company. Does anyone have a contract with there
> employer to indemnify them or is anyone personally named as insured on the
> company's prof liability insurance. Is this a real concern or am I being
> paranoid (Wait! did you here that? I think it was a lawyer coming). Ok so
I
> am paranoid should I be concerned?
>
> Rand
>
>
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