Last summer, as the number of COVID-19 cases was spiraling, two U.S. senators introduced what was known as the “Safe to Work Act.” Designed to protect businesses and other enterprises from what was seen as an explosion of “insubstantial” pandemic-related lawsuits brought by their employees and meant to be part of the stimulus package, the effort failed. But the issue remains. And now Maryland, like many other states, is grappling with the question of just how much protection from pandemic-related lawsuits businesses need and deserve.
Do companies need protection if employees get COVID at work?
February 23, 2021