July 29, 2020 Feature

How to Avoid Getting Sued in a COVID-19 World—Top Claims Facing Employers as Employees Return to Work

By Nina Maja Bergmar
Employers must develop a plan to address both the legal and practical considerations for safely returning employees to work.

Employers must develop a plan to address both the legal and practical considerations for safely returning employees to work.

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As states are opening back up, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on workplaces. Employers are charged with complying with new federal, state, and local laws aimed at curbing the spread of the disease while also having to balance employee privacy and discrimination concerns. Unsurprisingly, this balancing act has led to an uptick in specific employment claims being filed against employers. This article highlights some of those claims and details steps employers can take to protect themselves against liability.

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