ATRA Encouraged by West Virginia Senate Focus on Employer Liability

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Today, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced he is drafting legislation which aims to protect West Virginians from liability related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ATRA supports legislative action to […]


Today, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced he is drafting legislation which aims to protect West Virginians from liability related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ATRA supports legislative action to protect health care workers and other businesses from coronavirus-related liability and applauds Senate President Carmichael’s leadership on this critical issue.

“We look forward to seeing legislation in West Virginia to protect front line workers and businesses from lawsuits,” ATRA President Tiger Joyce said. “As businesses reopen, they should be able to stay open and not be ruined by predatory lawsuits looking to take advantage of a crisis.” 

ATRA supports legislation that allows health care workers to fight coronavirus to the best of their abilities each day without fear of legal repercussions. It also should establish clear guidelines regarding liability for businesses that reopen as well as protections for businesses that have shifted their manufacturing facilities to make essential products.

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