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April 09, 2020

COVID LEGAL: Walmart sued for wrongful death of employee from COVID-19

COVID LEGAL: Walmart sued for wrongful death of employee from COVID-19

Lawsuits relating to the coronavirus crisis are starting to bubble up. There are going to be a lot of these.

A wrongful death suit has just been filed against Walmart by the brother ow Wando Evans, 51, an overnight stock and maintenance associate near Chicago who died two days after being sent home from the store. Details here.

The complaint alleges that Walmart failed to respond and share information about COVID-19 symptoms among several workers. It also alleges that Walmart didn’t provide adequate safeguards for employees.

This lawsuit has implications for businesses of all sizes. Time to get your legal houses in order.

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