Legal Actions Against Education Support Professionals (ESP)–Who Pays?
The National Education Association (NEA) believes it is the responsibility of your employer to provide you with insurance to protect you from personal financial liability stemming from employment-related lawsuits.
NEA supports state "hold harmless" legislation which requires that the employer pay for your defense or related damages in case you are sued. However, since this is not always available -- and because the liability potential can be so serious for individuals employed by schools and other educational units -- NEA provides all eligible association members with professional liability insurance through the NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program.
Eligible association members include the following membership categories: Active, Life Active, Substitute, Student, and Retired.