Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2020, 7:36 PMUpdated: June 3, 2020, 9:37 PM

McDonald’s Can’t Get Early Out From Virus Worker Safety Case (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

McDonald’s workers in Chicago can press forward with their lawsuit challenging the fast food chain’s efforts to protect workers from the coronavirus, an Illinois judge said, keeping alive a lawsuit that could require the company to adopt safety protocols under a court order.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Eve Reilly on Wednesday rejected McDonald’s Corp.'s bid to dismiss the lawsuit claiming the company’s inadequate Covid-19 safeguards constitutes a public nuisance that will further spread the disease. McDonald’s argued that Reilly should toss the lawsuit because federal, state, and local regulatory agencies have primary jurisdiction over worker safety and public health. ...

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