Is defamation covered by the D&O policy?

  • Defamation is a false statement of fact made to someone other than the victim which harms the reputation of the victim.
  • The policy does cover defamation claims made by employees against the Insured Persons (i.e. directors, managers and supervisors of the company).
  • The policy does not cover defamation claims brought by third parties(i.e. non-employees). This would be covered under a general liability policy.
Directors and Officers Liability