July 6, 2020
Lawyers Warn Of Torts Against Firms Not Following Cal/OSHA Virus Rules
Legal firms are warning California employers that they could be targeted with tort litigation by workers who claim they contracted COVID-19 as a result of a company’s failure to properly carry out Cal/OSHA safety rules for the virus -- a potentially much greater financial risk for firms than an increase in worker compensation claims. “Intentional torts” are the “primary way that employees will try to bypass the exclusive remedy of the workers comp system,” said Michael Kelly, a partner at...
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