Posts Tagged 'covid-19'

Federal Lawsuit Alleges COVID Retaliation in Amazon Worker’s Firing

lawsuit alleges retaliation against amazon employee enforcing pandemic rulesA federal lawsuit filed against Amazon alleges that a company “learning ambassador” was fired in retaliation for his attempts to enforce company Covid-19 safety protocols when he reported a shift manager for a variety of violations.

After observing shift manager Kristopher Lauderdale ignoring social distancing protocols and standing within just a few feet of another manager while speaking, learning ambassador David Bailey asked Lauderdale to ...

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Government Weighs Creation of Covid-19 Victims’ Compensation Fund

government considers covid-19 victims fundFederal lawmakers are tossing around a plan to create a fund to compensate essential workers who fall sick or die from COVID-19. The proposed fund would be modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that was used to disburse over $7 billion of government money to victims of the 9/11/01 attacks and their families.

The recently proposed Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act would create a fund to help with medical ...

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Woman Sues Princess Cruise Lines over Husband’s Coronavirus Death

woman sues princess cruise lines over husband's coronavirus deathWhat was supposed to be a celebration of 40 years of marriage ended in tragedy as Texas resident Susan Dorety lost her husband Michael to a coronavirus infection she alleges he contracted aboard Princess Cruise Lines’ Grand Princess. Mrs. Dorety is suing the cruise line for damages in excess of $1 million for her husband’s death and the circumstances that led up to it.

Those ...

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Accusations Shine Light into Meat Processing Industry Amid Pandemic

meat industry workers come forward with covid-19 complaints“If you’re not in a casket, they want you there. All they were worried about was making sure we were coming to work.” This is the description given by one employee of the conditions imposed on workers at one of Smithfield’s meat processing facilities. As a nation already facing empty grocery store shelves learned that worker shortages could mean an interruption in the meat supply, the continue reading...

Number of Universities Sued Over Covid-19 Changes Swells

students sue over online college classes amid covid-19 closuresWhat was at first a small class-action lawsuit filed against two universities for changes they’ve made in the wake of the global novel coronavirus pandemic has swelled to a movement involving over 25 schools who are now fighting to keep tuition dollars that students say the schools haven’t earned.

The University of California, Berkeley joins Vanderbilt University, Purdue University, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Michigan State, the University of Colorado, ...

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JUUL Vaping Lawsuits Amended to Show Coronavirus Concerns

confusion over smoking and vaping relationship to covid-19Lawsuits previously filed against Juul Labs over concerns with youth vaping are being amended to reflect the possible detriments to users’ lung health given the respiratory effects of contracting the novel coronavirus.

Records indicate that a complaint filed against the ubiquitous vape maker in San Francisco has since been amended to include claims linked to the respiratory effects of Covid-19, as health officials warn the public ...

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