Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2020, 9:27 PM

Pelosi, Schumer Reject Liability Limit for Companies That Reopen

Laura Litvan
Laura Litvan
Bloomberg News

The top two Democrats in Congress rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for protection against liability lawsuits for employers who reopen during the coronavirus crisis, as both parties set the stage for a partisan clash over the next aid package.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Tuesday that Democrats in her chamber want employees who return to work to have more safety protections, not fewer. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he doesn’t want to see employers protected from lawsuits by workers who might be pushed to return to unsafe conditions during the pandemic.

”If an employer makes ...

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