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COVID 19 Employment Litigation Trends

When: Friday, April, 9, 2021, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Where: Zoom Webinar

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Employers in the manufacturing industry have emerged as a prime target of COVID-19 workplace litigation. In fact, Based on data that we just compiled, manufacturing is the second-hardest hit sector in the country, facing 9.1% of all COVID-19 workplace claims filed (trailing only the healthcare industry which, for obvious reasons, dominates the field at 22.3%).

Given recent trends, manufacturing employers everywhere should be aware of the lawsuits that may be coming in the states where they operate – and should adopt the following recommendations.

Join us April 9th at 1:00 p.m. as Council of Industry Associate Member Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions Provides an Overview Of COVID-19 Claims Against Manufacturers

It should come as no surprise that the states seeing the most action when it comes to COVID-19-related workplace litigation are the same states that typically see the most employment-related lawsuits. California has seen the highest number of claims filed, followed by New Jersey, Florida, and New York. However, states not normally associated with high numbers of workplace litigation – such as Ohio, Texas, and Pennsylvania – also have faced many claims. Moreover, once adjusted for local population, we also learn that employers in Kentucky, Michigan, and Oregon are also facing numerous such claims.

Of the COVID-19 related lawsuits filed against manufacturing employers, the vast majority of them – close to 90%, in fact – involve three types of claims:

Remote Work / Leave Conflicts (41% of total)
Employment Discrimination (27% of total)
Retaliation / Whistleblower (20% of total)
 

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