Bloomberg Law’s March 17 webinar, Employment Litigation Risks for Companies Entering Year Two of the Covid-19 Pandemic, was packed with advice and predictions for employers navigating this strange legal landscape.
Here are three takeaways that may help shape perspectives and priorities.
1. Covid-era anxieties haven’t translated to Covid-era lawsuits. A late-2020 wave of employment-related litigation has since leveled off, leaving 2020 about on par with other recent years in terms of the number of federal and state lawsuits filed against employers. And 2021 is shaping up to be even quieter.
“The spike of Covid-related litigation hasn’t materialized,” said panelist ...