Avoiding Endless Liability for “Take-Away” COVID Claims

By Karen Wentzel and Cristen Hintze (June 15, 2022, 5:15 p.m. EDT) — You have just been notified that an employee who apparently contracted COVID-19 from an exposure at your workplace has brought the virus home. he, and now his spouse, who is in a high-risk category, has contracted the virus and is in hospital. As an employer, are you potentially responsible for the spouse’s illness?

More than two dozen so-called take-out COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed across the country, including against some of the largest employers in the United States.

This alarming trend has prompted trade groups to warn employers of the potential for legal action resulting from COVID-19 infections filed not only by workers’ families…

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