Be alert for COVID-related negligence liability.

Most workplace-related COVID infection claims have been resolved through the workers' compensation system, where employer liability is limited. But a handful of recent claims got into court because they allege secondary infection of nonemployees. These greatly increase employers' potential liability because there's no limit on the dollar amount plaintiffs can seek in a negligence lawsuit.

Recent case: In July 2020, a Southwest flight attendant participated in a training session. Trainees wore masks; but the airline didn't screen for COVID, nor...

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