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Why offering businesses immunity from coronavirus liability is a bad idea

2 May 2020

Businesses are asking the government to make it impossible to sue them if they force a worker to work in unsafe conditions that gets them infected. But if businesses are exercising the right level of care, then they shouldn’t worry.

Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect of returning to “normal” amid a pandemic has businesses lobbying Congress to grant them sweeping immunity from civil liability for failure to adequately protect workers and customers from infection.

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