Coping with Legal Exposure from the Coronavirus Pandemic as Business Gets Back to Business
As employers attempt to reopen their businesses in compliance with the myriad of CDC, federal, and state COVID-19 guidelines, attorneys anticipate they will face a new wave of employee legal claims. Wrongful termination cases based on age, disability, or whistleblowing will occur as employers make difficult decisions regarding their workforce. Health and safety allegations, including wrongful death lawsuits, are also likely.
Young Conaway's Labor and Employment attorneys, Adria B. Martinelli and Lauren E.M. Russell, recently co-authored, "Coping with Legal Exposure from the Coronavirus Pandemic as Business Gets Back to Business," which is featured in The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association. The article addresses key considerations employers should contemplate in order to limit their legal exposure to these claims as employees return to work.