Coronavirus Lawsuits on the Horizon: Termination and Discrimination
Title: Coronavirus Lawsuits on the Horizon: Termination and Discrimination
Authors: Gregory P. Abrams et Taylor L. Haran
Law firm: Faegre Drinker
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the USA, many employers responded to this unprecedented and uncertain situation by furloughing and laying off some or all of their workforce. These actions already have spurred labor and employment lawsuits. And more are likely on the horizon, including as employees start returning to work.
This article highlights a few of the prevailing trends in recent COVID-19 related labor and employment litigation and includes proactive steps employers can take to help avoid a lawsuit.