As COVID-19 continues to spread across California, so do the lawsuits against essential business owners. Allegations of unsafe working environments and a lack of precautions to protect employees from this disease are growing. With requirements from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), guidance is in place to help protect workers from coronavirus with industry-specific health and safety guidelines.

In addition to proper social distancing and increasing sanitization practices to reduce the transmission among employees, it is essential that sick employees are actively encouraged to stay home as well as implementing flexible and supportive sick leave policies. In these uncertain times, it’s difficult to navigate uncharted territory and to stay up-to-date on evolving regulations and procedures. If you’re an essential worker fighting for required protections, call the employment Law Offices of Garry M. Tetalman today at (805) 879-7518.