COVID-19 is ebbing and more workers are returning to the office. But the pandemic won’t be in the rear-view mirror for legal departments for years to come—a point made clear by a deluge of recent employee lawsuits.
Law.com Radar surfaced the filing of more than two dozen COVID-related employment lawsuits in federal court in August, continuing a rising trend dating back 10 months. In many cases, workers are challenging denial of their religious or medical exemption from vaccination requirements. In others, they’re claiming wrongful termination after self-quarantining or for other reasons.