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Tips To Help Employers Tamp Down Virus Lawsuit Wave

Law360

14 Jan 2021

Janie Schulman spoke to Law360 about the rise of COVID-19 employment lawsuits since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, and how this is expected to intensify in the coming year.

“As we go through this pandemic surge…it makes sense that there’s going to be a wave of litigation that may follow that as well,” Janie said, adding that she expects a wave of vaccine-related lawsuits, and warning that even the most diligent efforts of employers may not stave off suits from disgruntled workers.

“You’re kind of trying to figure the odds,” she said. “If you’re an employer trying to decide what to do, it’s a combination of being a bookie and figuring out which odds are worse for you, and also trying to do right by your employees.”

Janie recommended that employers specifically task someone with keeping track of new legislation, regulations, and other legal developments around COVID-19.

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