Companies May Not Be Liable For Business Travel-Related Covid Cases, But Who Wants To Get Sued To Find Out?

Trade groups want travel companies to get immunity from Covid-related liability. Senate Republicans are pushing for liability limits for businesses, healthcare entities and academic institutions. State and local legislation, either to protect businesses from litigation or employees from losing wages or jobs, has been popping up. 

Meanwhile, some organizations are asking travelers to sign liability waivers ahead of business trips. That won't absolve them of their duty of care to employees. When companies fail to uphold their obligations, they can face negligence lawsuits. Those oftentimes result in costly settlements. Since the pandemic began, nearly . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.
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