Bloomberg Law
June 23, 2020, 9:04 PMUpdated: July 10, 2020, 8:28 PM

McDonald’s Workers Win Virus Safeguards in ‘Dog Diaper’ Case (Corrected)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

A McDonald’s restaurant in Oakland must boost its Covid-19 safety protocols in order to reopen, a judge ruled in a case testing whether workers can sue to force employers to keep them safe during the pandemic.

A judge in Alameda County, Calif., granted on Monday the McDonald’s workers’ request for a temporary court order while the parties continue litigating the case. The order affects a franchise location. McDonald’s Corp. isn’t a defendant in the case.

Judge Patrick McKinney said the VES McDonald’s can’t reopen before a July 2 hearing unless it gets approval from county health inspectors. The hearing will ...

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