Bell Nunnally Partner Ross A. Williams is quoted in the Dallas Morning News article titled “Can your employer be held responsible if you get coronavirus when you return to work?” The piece explores potential legal liability for employers from employees who assert that they contracted COVID-19 while at work. Regarding the issue of asking an employee to sign a liability waiver, the piece notes that due to workers’ compensation and an overall expectation of a safe workplace, such a document may be legally or functionally unenforceable. Williams comments, “Workers can expect to have workers’ comp coverage, or if the employer is a nonsubscriber, then they can expect to have a claim in court or arbitration.”
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