Families File First Wave of Covid-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Worker Deaths

Employers across the country are being sued by the families of workers who contend their loved ones contracted lethal cases of Covid-19 on the job, a new legal front that shows the risks of reopening workplaces.

Walmart Inc., Safeway Inc., Tyson Foods Inc. and some health-care facilities have been sued for gross negligence or wrongful death since the coronavirus pandemic began unfolding in March. Employees’ loved ones contend the companies failed to protect workers from the deadly virus and should compensate their family members as a result. Workers who survived the virus also are suing to have medical bills, future earnings and other damages paid out.

Unemployed? Know Your Rights During the Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 Unemployment Crisis Did you lose your job due to the pandemic? Tens of millions are in the same boat, with Covid-19 unemployment surging in March to May 2020. That means many people, usually coming from certain demographics, have to deal with more uncertainties. As if grappling with the reality of the coronavirus was …

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