1. Can You Get Sued If Your Employee Gets COVID-19 at Work?

Can You Get Sued If Your Employee Gets COVID-19 at Work?

$99.00
Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will explain your organization’s liability for employees who contract COVID-19 in the workplace. You will learn how to improve safety and mitigate legal risk.
Event ID: 2555452
Recording: Unable to attend? A recording will be available after the presentation.
Date: Monday, August 24 12:30 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 65 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer
Credits: 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM

Could an infected employee sue? Learn how to reduce liability.

Employees may contract COVID-19 in your workplace. To avoid and defend lawsuits, you need to understand your organization’s obligations for keeping people safe.

It is critical to implement strategies, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and reduce liability. Worker’s compensation laws and other legislation dictate your requirements and may provide some protection for your organization.

  • Can your organization be liable when an employee contracts COVID-19?
  • Would worker’s compensation cover that illness?
  • What would an employee need to show to hold an employer responsible?
  • Have states changed their worker’s compensation laws?
  • What legislation may provide immunity to employers?
  • What strategies, policies, and procedures should you implement?
  • How can you keep the workplace safe?
  • Will following OSHA and CDC guidelines help establish a defense to a lawsuit?
  • What cases have been brought against employers regarding COVID-19?
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