Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2020, 9:34 PMUpdated: June 25, 2020, 12:59 PM

McDonald’s Workers Get Second Win on Virus Safety Protocols (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Three McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago must adopt Covid-19 safety measures related to masks and social distancing, a judge said in the second ruling this week backing worker attempts to sue for pandemic protections.

A judge in Cook County, Ill., on Wednesday granted the McDonald’s workers’ request for a temporary court order mandating virus precautions. The order affects two locations operated by a McDonald’s Corp. subsidiary and one franchise restaurant. The workers had sued the owner of another franchise location, but it was subsequently sold.

The order further boosts the legitimacy of using the long-standing public nuisance doctrine to force employers ...

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