Advertisement

Michigan House votes to shield employers from coronavirus lawsuits

Michigan legislation would ban frivilous lawsuits against employers over coronavirus infections.
Michigan legislation would ban frivilous lawsuits against employers over coronavirus infections.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 7:26 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A divided Michigan House has voted to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers.

The House advanced bills that majority Republicans say would give businesses more comfort to reopen and block frivolous complaints. Opponents counter that the measures would make it too tough for negligence victims to sue.

Many Democrats voted against the legislation, which was sent to the GOP-led Senate.

It would protect employers from liability if a worker is exposed to he coronavirus during Michigan’s emergency despite the employer having substantially complied with health rules. Immunity wouldn’t apply if an employer willfully disregarded regulations.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Latest News

Latest News