Posts Tagged 'covid'

COVID-19 Raising “Take-home Tort” Questions

covid19 the subject of a new take-home tort in CaliforniaA recent opinion piece published on Bloomberg raises an interesting – and very timely – question: if your spouse’s employer requires your spouse to come to the work environment and contracts COVID-19, and then you contract the disease from your spouse, can you sue your spouse’s employer?

The question is not just a theoretical exercise. It is, indeed, the basis for a lawsuit recently filed ...

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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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Hand Sanitizer Warnings Expand Amid Fatalities

hand sanitizer warnings expand to over 150 brandsWhat began as a small group of just under 10 brands of hand sanitizer to avoid has ballooned into a list of well over 100, and the products have now taken their first lives.

The concern began when various brands of hand sanitizer were shown to contain methanol rather than ethanol. While ethanol is an alcohol-based key component of an effective sanitizer, methanol is toxic if ...

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