1. Can Your School Get Sued If Your Employee Gets COVID-19 at Work?

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

Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will explain schools’ liability for teachers and other staff members who contract COVID-19 in the workplace. You will learn how to improve safety and mitigate legal risk.
Event ID: 2552480
Recording: Unable to attend? A recording will be available after the presentation.
Date: Tuesday, August 18 11:30 AM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer

Will infected teachers and staff sue? Learn how to reduce liability for COVID-19 spread.

Teachers and other staff members may contract COVID-19 at school. To avoid and defend lawsuits, you need to understand the obligations of schools and districts 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 schools.

  • Can a school 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 schools?
  • 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 schools regarding COVID-19?

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