U.S. Chamber Concerned About Reopened Business Lawsuits

Business that are started to reopen as stay-at-home orders are eased could be more liable for legal action if employees or customers become sick while at their establishments, said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said recently that he is worried about an “avalanche of lawsuits,” according to NPR, which quoted a chamber executive who said that trial lawyers have already started running TV ads looking for clients.

The chamber outlined several areas in which there could be concern. They include: health privacy, discrimination plans, safe workplace requirements, support for independent contractors and employment practices.