Can You Get Sued If Your Employee Gets COVID-19 at Work?

with
Melissa Fleischer
On-Demand
$129.00
Training Includes:
  • 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • This training is available as an on-demand recording.

Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will explain your organization's liability for employees who contract COVID-19 in the workplace. You will learn how to improve safety and mitigate legal risk.

What You'll Learn

  • Can your organization be liable when an employee contracts COVID-19?
  • Would worker’s compensation cover that illness?
  • What would an employee need to show to hold an employer responsible?
  • Have states changed their worker’s compensation laws?
  • What legislation may provide immunity to employers?
  • What strategies, policies, and procedures should you implement?
  • How can you keep the workplace safe?
  • Will following OSHA and CDC guidelines help establish a defense to a lawsuit?
  • What cases have been brought against employers regarding COVID-19?

Training Overview

Could an infected employee sue? Learn how to reduce liability.

Employees may contract COVID-19 in your workplace. To avoid and defend lawsuits, you need to understand your organization’s obligations for keeping people safe.

It is critical to implement strategies, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and reduce liability. Worker’s compensation laws and other legislation dictate your requirements and may provide some protection for your organization.

  • Can your organization be liable when an employee contracts COVID-19?
  • Would worker’s compensation cover that illness?
  • What would an employee need to show to hold an employer responsible?
  • Have states changed their worker’s compensation laws?
  • What legislation may provide immunity to employers?
  • What strategies, policies, and procedures should you implement?
  • How can you keep the workplace safe?
  • Will following OSHA and CDC guidelines help establish a defense to a lawsuit?
  • What cases have been brought against employers regarding COVID-19?

Who Should Attend?

  • Human resources
  • Chief executives
  • In-house counsel
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
 

Expert Presenter

Melissa Fleischer

  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law

Credits

  • This program has been approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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