Law360 (September 8, 2021, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Employment suits citing COVID-19 almost double...

COVID-19 Litigation Winter Is Coming, Attys Forecast – Law360

Law360 (September 8, 2021, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Employment suits citing COVID-19 almost doubled in summer 2021 compared to the same period last year, and businesses are likely in for an uptick in pandemic-related suits this winter hinging on issues such as remote work, leave and discrimination, according to lawyers from Fisher Phillips.Calling the last few months a "hot COVID litigation summer," the management-side firm tracked what it called a general trend of increased litigation around the pandemic, noting that remote work, leave and discrimination lawsuits make up more than half of the total, with retaliation and whistleblower suits comprising …

 

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