Posts Tagged 'covid-19'

It Took a Lawsuit to Get a McDonald’s Franchise Owner to Protect His Employees from COVID-19

mcdonalds franchise owner sued over lack of covid-19 precautionsAs the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to cause an unprecedented surge in new infections across the United States, one McDonald’s franchise operator is finally doing his part to protect his employees – after if it took a lawsuit to make it happen.

The suit was filed against Michael Smith, the operator of an Oakland, California McDonald’s location after, according to the plaintiffs’ claims, he completely ...

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Philips Ventilator Recall Sees Class I Status from FDA

philips breathing machines recalledAs the delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through largely unvaccinated swaths of populations around the world, certain Philips ventilators and other breathing apparatuses have been pulled from service for a failure to function properly. The severity of the failure has earned the recall a Class I status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is reserved only for the direst of circumstances where continued use of the ...

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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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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...

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