While many people have been able to work from home amid the coronavirus shutdowns, employees in industries that have been deemed essential have continued to go to work.
In doing so, these employees have been exposed to COVID-19 and in some cases have passed away. As a result, employees at various companies are now starting to take legal action against their employers.
On Tuesday, a group of McDonald’s (NYSE:) employees in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging McDonald’s failed to adopt government safety guidelines for the coronavirus, therefore endangering themselves and their families.
According to the lawsuit, McDonald’s did not provide adequate hand sanitizer, gloves and masks or notify employees when another employee became infected with the coronavirus. The employees are seeking an injunction that will make McDonald’s stop requiring employees to reuse masks, require face coverings for customers and require McDonald’s to notify employees if a…